• Principal's Messages from School Messenger Phone Calls

     

     

     


    Weekly Message: 2/19-2/23

     

    Thank you to Ms. Murray and the BSU students who facilitated an African American History festival.  Students were exposed to music, dance, art, and storytelling. It was amazing! Thank you to our PTSA who helped to sponsor it. 

     

    Upcoming Events: 

    • February 21-Workkeys Testing (All 12th Grade Students)

    • February 27-ACT Testing

    • February 28-March 1-Senior Trip to Washington, DC

    • March 5-Non-Protected Teacher Workday

    • March 11-14-Spring Break

    • March 15-Non-Protected Teacher Workday

     

    Interims went home last Friday. Please ask your student for them.  If you have questions, please contact the teacher directly, or your child’s counselor, or administration. Students failing a core class will be assigned remediation through Edgenuity. 

     

    EOC score reports being shared with parents via PowerSchool

    Individual School Reports for students who took EOC assessments in the fall will be made available through PowerSchool. If you need a paper copy please contact the school. 

     

    For Seniors from Ms. Walter: 

    1. February Scholarship Bulletin is posted. There are a couple of new ones – check them out! 

    2. NCSECU Scholarship is fast approaching. Do not wait until the last minute to apply – there is a verification requirement this year.

      NCSECU Scholarship – People Helping People Scholarship (All Steps of Application Completed with DOCUSIGN Confirmation Email to Mrs. Walter by 2.16.24). Criteria: Must be a senior with plans to attend/ been accepted to a UNC system university. Must have a completed FAFSA. Demonstrated leadership, excellence in character and community involvement. Eligibility Criteria; How to Apply.  NEW starting this year application cycle: The entire application will be through DocuSign; the student will obtain the link for the Media Consent Form and the Application/Essay through the email that confirms they meet the membership eligibility requirement. All applicants must verify their membership with the SECU prior to submitting their application. Once the student has been verified as a member of the SECU, they will receive the application materials via email address provided in the verification.  They will not receive an application if they or their parents cannot be verified as a SECU member. After the application is complete you will receive an email from des_NA4@docusign.net. That DocuSign confirmation email must be forwarded to Mrs. Walter @ mwalter@wcpss.net

    • If you have not ordered a Cap/Gown Unit please make sure to get this task completed. Link to order: https://www.jostens.com/

    • Mid-Year reports for students applying via Common Application are all complete. If your school needs a transcript, and you applied via CFNC, you will need to request a transcript via CFNC. If you applied to a college outside of NC, not on Common Application, you would need to request your transcript via www.scriborder.net

    • Save the Date (Graduation Practice is May 22nd @ 11; Graduation is May 23rd @ 4 & Arrive @ 3). 

    • 3rd Quarter Interims are heading home today. I met with several seniors this week who are not passing courses required for graduation. Please review the Interims headed your way today and contact me, or the teacher, with any questions.

    • Mrs. Taylor, Financial Aid Counselor, has met with all but a couple of students at North Wake. She is here on Thursdays and can follow-up with students, or meet with families, as needed. You just need to schedule an appointment:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449aca823a1fd0-financial4

      To schedule a Google Meet or Telephone Conference at other times or on other days email ltaylor6@wcpss.net.  Thank you!

     

    Send questions my way!

    Weekly Message 2/12-2/16

    Celebrate Love the Bus Week, Feb. 12-16Please take a minute to thank your child’s bus driver.  We are grateful for their work. 

    WAKE Up and Read Children’s Book DriveThe WAKE Up and Read Children's Book Drive is happening now and extends through Feb. 17!  Share information with your school community about ways they can contribute. 

    Interims went home on Friday. Please ask your student for them.  If you have questions, please contact the teacher directly, or your child’s counselor, or administration. Students failing a core class will be assigned remediation through Edgenuity.

    EOC score reports being shared with parents via PowerSchool

     Individual School Reports for students who took EOC assessments in the fall will be made available through PowerSchool. If you need a paper copy please contact the school. 

     

    For Seniors from Ms. Walter: 

    1. February Scholarship Bulletin is posted. There are a couple of new ones – check them out! 

    2. NCSECU Scholarship is fast approaching. Do not wait until the last minute to apply – there is a verification requirement this year.NCSECU Scholarship – People Helping People Scholarship (All Steps of Application Completed with DOCUSIGN Confirmation Email to Mrs. Walter by 2.16.24). Criteria: Must be a senior with plans to attend/ been accepted to a UNC system university. Must have a completed FAFSA. Demonstrated leadership, excellence in character and community involvement. Eligibility Criteria; How to Apply.  NEW starting this year application cycle: The entire application will be through DocuSign; the student will obtain the link for the Media Consent Form and the Application/Essay through the email that confirms they meet the membership eligibility requirement. All applicants must verify their membership with the SECU prior to submitting their application. Once the student has been verified as a member of the SECU, they will receive the application materials via email address provided in the verification.  They will not receive an application if they or their parents cannot be verified as a SECU member. After the application is complete you will receive an email from des_NA4@docusign.net. That DocuSign confirmation email must be forwarded to Mrs. Walter @ mwalter@wcpss.net

    • If you have not ordered a Cap/Gown Unit please make sure to get this task completed. Link to order: https://www.jostens.com/

    • Mid-Year reports for students applying via Common Application are all complete. If your school needs a transcript, and you applied via CFNC, you will need to request a transcript via CFNC. If you applied to a college outside of NC, not on Common Application, you would need to request your transcript via www.scriborder.net

    • Save the Date (Graduation Practice is May 22nd @ 11; Graduation is May 23rd @ 4 & Arrive @ 3). 

    • 3rd Quarter Interims are heading home today. I met with several seniors this week who are not passing courses required for graduation. Please review the Interims headed your way today and contact me, or the teacher, with any questions.

    • Mrs. Taylor, Financial Aid Counselor, has met with all but a couple of students at North Wake. She is here on Thursdays and can follow-up with students, or meet with families, as needed. You just need to schedule an appointment:https://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449aca823a1fd0-financial4

      To schedule a Google Meet or Telephone Conference at other times or on other days email ltaylor6@wcpss.net.  Thank you!

     

    Send questions my way! 

    Happening Soon...

    • February 16-African American Cultural Fair

    • February 19-Parent/Teacher Conferences (Teacher Workday)

    • February 21-Workkeys Testing (All 12th Grade Students)

    • February 27-ACT Testing

     

    Please sign up for parent conferences of the 19th using the google document below. 

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/10xCqk8ntD6vVdyKDZ_VCIRJ3fhFJMjd3hKJEXVG3ySI/edit

     

    Weekly Message 2/2/2024

     

    We have been designated a Magnet School of Excellence. !!!! That is the highest rating from Magnet Schools of America.  Thank you to our magnet coordinator, Ms. Murray, for completing the application. Thank you to our students and staff for their hard work as we are a very successful school. 

     

    Congratulations to Jocelyn Carranza Guzman, 12th Grade, North Wake College and Career Academy - Lotus of Resilience: A Butterflies Guidance. PTA Reflections Contest. 

    Please celebrate our counselors during counselor appreciation week this week.  They help every student in the school in many ways. 

     

    Congratulations to our Media Specialist, Ms. Smith, who wrote a grant and won it for robotics at our school! 

    The Sphero Team is thrilled to inform you that you have been selected to be a recipient of a loaner BOLT Power Pack as part of the Sphero BOLT Power-Up Program. Congratulations!

    The Sphero BOLT Power-Up Program is designed to empower educators and enthusiasts like you with the tools you need to take your robotics and coding journey to the next level. We believe that you will find the BOLT Power Pack to be an invaluable addition to your educational toolbox.

     

    From our Career Development Coordinator: Mr. Rafael Roman

    Governor Cooper's Proclamation - February 2024 is NC CTE Month 

    HOT OFF THE PRESS! 

    Governor Cooper has proclaimed February 2024 as NC Career and Technical Education Month! Thank you for ALL that you do!

    I want to give you a heads-up about the upcoming career development events we have this semester.

    Financial Literacy Fair - February 28 - 8:00 am. to 11:00 am

    This event is for 9th graders only and will be hosted in the Gym.

    Career Exploration Day - March 7 - 8:00 am. to 12:00 pm.

    This event is for all students and includes:

    • Exploring Wake Tech Programs for 9th and 10th grade

    • Guest Speakers for all grade levels

    • Job Fair for 11th and 12 grade

    Practice Interviews - TBD

    This event is for 11th and 12th grade students

    The following career paths were the most asked by students. I am recruiting for Career Exploration Day and would like your help. If you know someone working in those fields, please send them my way—more information to come.

    1. Psychology

    2. Esthetician

    3. Computer Science

    4. Journalism

    5. Law

    6. Business | HR | Museum Director

    7. Nurse

    8. Artist | Graphic | Performing Arts

    9. Doctor | Radiologist | Pediatrician

    10. Physical Therapist

    11. Engineer | various areas

    12. Cybersecurity

    13. Cosmetologist

    14. Cybersecurity

    15. Cosmetologist

    16. Architecture

    17. Neuroscience

    18. Accountant

    19. Veterinarian

    20. Web Development

    21. Welding

    22. Real Estate

     

    ACT Prep: All juniors are participating in ACT Prep Mondays and Tuesdays. They are getting practice time from an English and a Math teacher. They have all also received an ACT Prep book.  Please encourage them to use this as they practice for the test. Our goal is that every junior receive a 19 or higher which qualifies them to apply for a UNC system school. 

    February 19 is a teacher workday. We will be available for parent/ teacher conferences.  Please see the sign up below. Thank you. 

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd-JktVYV4RK4X7M-sl893swxW6pzhnUNsWHgpFKjeakUsU-A/viewform?vc=0&c=0&w=1&flr=0

    Weekly Message, January 22-26

    Congratulations to the 230 students who participated in our honor roll breakfast on Friday.  We are excited about their success and grateful for their efforts. 

    ACT prep sessions will begin on Monday, January 22nd. This is during Griffin’s Den and is mandatory.  Students who do not attend will be assigned lunch detention.  Students will receive group notifications via a pass in their 1st period classes.    ACT prep books will be labeled with student names and distributed to "A" group teachers by the end of the week.  Students should take their books home with them each day.  Thank you to Ms. Bethea for organizing this opportunity for our Juniors. 

    PARENTS BILL OF RIGHTS:  If you have questions about this new legislation, please contact Dr. Battle or see the link below. 

    https://www.wcpss.net/domain/21543

    Weekly Message, January 16-19

     

    We hope everyone has taken a moment to reflect on the impact of MLK and, of course, the efforts that we still need to make. 

    Our First Semester Honor Roll Breakfast is scheduled for this Friday at 8:00 am.  Students who had all A’s and B’s will be invited to participate. Congratulations to those students!

     

    POETRY TRAIL: 

    It is coming! Congratulations that a North Wake College and Career Academy student was among the 12 finalists in our first High School Spoken Word Contest. It was wonderful to celebrate Talia Favatella with her family at the Executive Mansion last month.

    FROM OUR PTSA: 

    General Meeting

    There is a virtual General PTSA Meeting on Wednesday, 1/17 at 7:00pm.  Be sure to join us!

    https://meet.google.com/gzz-sbdo-ejx

    Giving Tree

    The Giving Tree is a Nonprofit Thrift and Gift Shop.  You can earn money for NWCCA PTSA by donating to and shopping at the Giving Tree.  For more information on location, what they sell, donations accepted, etc. check out their website at https://www.givingtreefoundation.org/.

    During the week of January 15th, you earn TRIPLE school credit for NWCCA by making a donation.  Get a head start on your spring cleaning and donate soon! 

    Reflections Winner

    Wake County received over 425 entries for the Reflections Program.  We are pleased to announce that Jocelyn Carranza Guzman, Senior, received Honorable Mention with her submission of Lotus of Resilience: A Butterflies Guidance in the Visual Arts Category.  

    We’d like to say a special thank you to Ms. Byron and Mrs. Carr (Reflections Chair and Co-Chair) for bringing the Reflections program to NWCCA!

     

    Information from our Career Development Coordinator: 

    Financial Literacy Fair - February 28 - 8:00 am. to 11:00 am

    This event is for 9th graders only and will be hosted in the Gym.

    Career Exploration Day - March 7 - 8:00 am. to 12:00 pm.

    This event is for all students and includes:

    • Exploring Wake Tech Programs for 9th and 10th grade

    • Guest Speakers for all grade levels

    • Job Fair for 11th and 12 grade

    Practice Interviews - TBD

    This event is for 11th and 12th grade students

    The following career paths were the most asked by students. I am recruiting for Career Exploration Day and would like your help. If you know someone working in those fields, please send them my way—more information to come.

    1. Psychology

    2. Esthetician

    3. Computer Science

    4. Journalism

    5. Law

    6. Business | HR | Museum Director

    7. Nurse

    8. Artist | Graphic | Performing Arts

    9. Doctor | Radiologist | Pediatrician

    10. Physical Therapist

    11. Engineer | various areas

    12. Cybersecurity

    13. Cosmetologist

    14. Cybersecurity

    15. Cosmetologist

    16. Architecture

    17. Neuroscience

    18. Accountant

    19. Veterinarian

    20. Web Development

    21. Welding

    22. Real Estate

     

    FROM OUR DEAN OF STUDENTS: 

    Senior Tasks and To Dos  ... Updates & Reminders! 

    • If you have net ordered your Cap & Gown, you can place orders via the Josten's website (https://www.jostens.com/). The price increases throughout the school year.  See more information in Senior Newsletter (QR Code with Link to Order Materials).

    • Make sure to check the Scholarship Calendar & Bulletin regularly! January Added!

    • NCSECU Scholarship – People Helping People Scholarship (All Steps of Application Completed with DOCUSIGN Confirmation Email to Mrs. Walter by 2.16.24).Criteria: Must be a senior with plans to attend/ been accepted to a UNC system university. Must have a completed FAFSA. Demonstrated leadership, excellence in character and community involvement. Eligibility CriteriaHow to Apply.  NEW starting this year application cycle: The entire application will be through DocuSign; the student will obtain the link for the Media Consent Form and the Application/Essay through the email that confirms they meet the membership eligibility requirement. All applicants must verify their membership with the SECU prior to submitting their application. Once the student has been verified as a member of the SECU, they will receive the application materials via email address provided in the verification.  They will not receive an application if they or their parents cannot be verified as a SECU member. After the application is complete you will receive an email from des_NA4@docusign.net. That docusign confirmation email must be forwarded to Mrs. Walter @ mwalter@wcpss.net

    • Students requesting teacher/counselor recommendations for scholarships/programs not directly through a college must have a signed "Education Records Release Form" on file for each scholarship/program you are requesting your information be shared. The form is linked in the Senior Newsletter and in Major Clarity. 

    • NC Resource for Undocumented Students to assist with Applying and Paying for College. https://somuchpotential.org/. Additionally, individual school sites will have information for Undocumented Students as well. For example, https://undocucarolina.unc.edu/applying/scholarships/ (UNC Chapel Hill). 

    • NWCCA is participating in the Major Clarity & Common Application integration. You must sync your Common Application account with your Major Clarity account so that you can identify your School Counselor (me) and your Teacher Recommendations in Major Clarity so that we can complete necessary tasks for you by deadlines. Issues, or questions, see me.  Need a recommendation from a WTCC Instructor? Use the attached form, I also uploaded it in Major Clarity, and get it to me! 

    • ALL NC College & University Transcripts can be requested via CFNC.org. Go to Apply to College and then Request Your Transcript. 

    • If you need to request a transcript for a school that is out of state and not on the Common App, then you need to request via https://wcpss.scriborder.com/

    • A Dean has updated the NC College/University Admission Date for 23.24. It is linked here

    • Make sure to know your college/university deadlines. They are FIRM. The 23.24 deadlines for UNC System Schools can be found here.  

    • Scholarship Information for North Wake -- https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/nwccacass/college-career/scholarships.

    • Scholarship Calendar (You can add to your own Google Calendar & Follow)

    • Counselor Recommendations Needed? I need your Resume and the Counselor Recommendation Questionnaire -- I need these items at least ten days before counselor task is due! Please upload into Major Clarity. 

    • Save the Date (Graduation Practice is May 23rd @ 11; Graduation is May 24th @ 4 & Arrive @ 3). 

    • Class of 2024 Newsletter

     

    Financial Aid Focus with Mrs. Linda Taylor, Lead Financial Aid Advisor, Wake County Public School System: 

    1. The new FAFSA for 2024-25 opened on 12/31/23 in "soft launch" status, meaning that currently, the site is only opened at certain times to avoid website overload/crashes.  

    2. The new FAFSA website is:  FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid or https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa

    3. FAFSA Day Saturday, January 27, 2024, 9am-12pm North Carolina’s FAFSA Day is a free event where local college campuses will provide one-on-one or small group support for completing your FAFSA. Any student or parent who needs FAFSA assistance can register using the link or QR code below.  The link is https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeoihf2o1kU_iHUZ-aL158ZSeIGMaUWSQNxh3qlc9KKCnmqhA/viewform

    4. Mrs. Taylor is meeting with each senior individually this month. She is at North Wake on Thursdays (out of office week of January15th ).

    5. Additional meetings can be scheduled using the following link/QR Code:North Wake College and Career Academy on Thursdays in Student Serviceshttps://www.signupgenius.com/go/20f0449aca823a1fd0-financial4

       
      To schedule a Google Meet or Telephone Conference at other times or on other days email ltaylor6@wcpss.net.  Thank you!
     

    PARENTS BILL OF RIGHTS:  If you have questions about this new legislation, please contact Dr. Battle or see the link below. 

    https://www.wcpss.net/domain/21543

    Weekly Message, Dec. 18th-20th 

    From our PTSA: Desserts Needed

    There will be a Staff Meeting/Holiday Lunch on 12/20.  We are asking for your assistance in providing dessert. If you can donate a dessert, sign up here:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AADA822AAF58-46737024-desserts

     

    Desserts for Staff Meeting/Holiday Lunch

    There will be a Staff Meeting/Holiday Lunch on 12/20.  We are asking your assistance in providing dessert.  If you're able to donate a dessert, sign up below.  Please drop off donations on November 18th or 19th in the front office.  Thank you!

    www.signupgenius.com

    Our Exam Schedule: 

    Exams will run from 7:30-11:30. Buses will run at 11:30. 

    Students may check out early, once all of the students in their class have completed their exam, with a form. We passed out a hard copy of the form to all first period classes today.  It is also available on the website. 

    • Thursday, December 14th: 1st period
    • Friday, December 15th, 2nd period
    • Monday, December 18, 3rd period
    • Tuesday, December 19th, 4th period
    • Wednesday, December 20th, make-up

    Students in Grade 12 may be exempt from exams based on the following criteria:

    • Students must have a projected final grade of B or higher

    • Students must have 10 or fewer absences in the course.

    • Students cannot be exempt from state testing including field testing.

    Students need to check with their teacher to see if they are exempt or not, as there may be last minute grade changes. The principal (consistent with GS 115C-288) has final authority to determine a student's exemption status.  

    Two of our Social Studies Teachers have been nominated as National Treasures:  Congratulations to Ms. Arch and Mr. Brock for receiving this award from Wake County. 

    Mr. Majors, our NWCCA Teacher of the Year, has been selected to be on the leadership committee for Social Studies Educators in Wake County!

    Congratulations to Ms. Diaz who received a Stars of Education award from Wake Ed Partnership for her work in AP Language. 

    Congratulations to our DECA competition winners. Aidan Jogodka, London Evans, Yousef Alawar, Kerylos Welche, WEsah Evans. A special congratulations to Wesah Evans who finished 2nd and to Kennedy Moore who finished 1st. CONGRATULATIONS!

     

    From our School Counselors: 

    Re: Class of 2024

    A couple of updates and reminders .... (New or Upcoming Items Highlighted) ... Send questions my way! 

    • Graduating in December? Please make sure I have a personal email so that I can keep you updated on information throughout the year! 

    • If you have net ordered your Cap & Gown, you can place orders via the Josten's website (https://www.jostens.com/). The price increases throughout the school year.  See more information in Senior Newsletter (QR Code with Link to Order Materials).

    • Make sure to check the Scholarship Calendar & Bulletin regularly!

    • Students requesting teacher/counselor recommendations for scholarships/programs not directly through a college must have a signed "Education Records Release Form" on file for each scholarship/program you are requesting your information be shared. The form is linked in the Senior Newsletter and in Major Clarity. 

    • NC Resource for Undocumented Students to assist with Applying and Paying for College. https://somuchpotential.org/. Additionally, individual school sites will have information for Undocumented Students as well. For example, https://undocucarolina.unc.edu/applying/scholarships/ (UNC Chapel Hill). 

    • NWCCA is participating in the Major Clarity & Common Application integration. You must sync your Common Application account with your Major Clarity account so that you can identify your School Counselor (me) and your Teacher Recommendations in Major Clarity so that we can complete necessary tasks for you by deadlines. Issues, or questions, see me.  Need a recommendation from a WTCC Instructor? Use the attached form, I also uploaded it in Major Clarity, and get it to me! 

    • ALL NC College & University Transcripts can be requested via CFNC.org. Go to Apply to College and then Request Your Transcript. 

    • If you need to request a transcript for a school that is out of state and not on the Common App, then you need to request via https://wcpss.scriborder.com/

    • A Dean has updated the NC College/University Admission Date for 23.24. It is linked here

    • Make sure to know your college/university deadlines. They are FIRM. The 23.24 deadlines for UNC System Schools can be found here.  

    • Scholarship Information for North Wake -- https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/nwccacass/college-career/scholarships.

    • Scholarship Calendar (You can add to your own Google Calendar & Follow)

    • Counselor Recommendations Needed? I need your Resume and the Counselor Recommendation Questionnaire -- I need these items at least ten days before counselor task is due! Please upload into Major Clarity. 

    • Class of 2024 Newsletter

    Financial Aid Updates via Mrs. Taylor 

    2024-25 FAFSA FAQs

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLtr3wy4M_CJ2Hrd0UwCAWJOgOPu8l_ZLf

     

    2024-25 FAFSA Line-by-line Walkthrough 

    https://mkfkz9.axshare.com/?p=fafsa_preview_landing&c=1&code=fcef31d78eb2e603867688036472e143&id=i42fu5

     

    Let me know if you have any questions! 

    Families experiencing housing/food insecurity should reach out to Mrs. Walter for access to resources that may help. 

    11th Grade parents: 

    We will be providing ACT test prep this winter.  We recognize the need for students to be familiar with the test.  We will utilize Griffin’s Den.  THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL.  Students who do not attend will receive lunch detention. 

    The plan is to work Mon/Tues during Griffin's Den  (Wake Tech class days) for 6 weeks & READY sessions on 1/26/24, 2/9/24 & 2/23/24 (13 total sessions)

    Student groups will rotate between English & Math  (group size 14-15)

    Again, this is not optional.  This is an opportunity for students to become familiar with the test and increase their test score. 

    Good luck on your exams!  Please call if you have questions.

     

    Weekly Message, Dec. 11-15

    From our PTSA:

    Desserts Needed: There will be a Staff Meeting/Holiday Lunch on 12/20.  We are asking your assistance in providing dessert. If you can donate a dessert, sign up here:

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AADA822AAF58-46737024-desserts

     

    Desserts for Staff Meeting/Holiday Lunch

    There will be a Staff Meeting/Holiday Lunch on 12/20.  We are asking for your assistance in providing dessert.  If you're able to donate a dessert, sign up below.  Please drop off donations on November 18th or 19th in the front office.  Thank you!

    www.signupgenius.com

    Our Exam Schedule: 

    Exams will run from 7:30-11:30. Buses will run at 11:30. 

    Students may check out early, once all the students in their class have completed their exam, with a form. We passed out a hard copy of the form to all first period classes today.  It is also available on the website. 

    • Thursday, December 14th: 1st period
    • Friday, December 15th, 2nd period
    • Monday, December 18, 3rd period
    • Tuesday, December 19th, 4th period
    • Wednesday, December 20th, make-up

    Students in Grade 12 may be exempt from exams based on the following criteria:

    • Students must have a projected final grade of B or higher

    • Students must have 10 or fewer absences in the course.

    • Students cannot be exempt from state testing including field testing.

    Students need to check with their teacher to see if they are exempt or not, as there may be last minute grade changes. The principal (consistent with GS 115C-288) has final authority to determine a student's exemption status.  

     

    Two of our Social Studies Teachers have been nominated as National Treasures: Congratulations to Ms. Arch and Mr. Brock for receiving this award from Wake County. 

    Mr. Majors, our NWCCA Teacher of the Year, has been selected to be on the leadership committee for Social Studies Educators in Wake County!

    Congratulations to Ms. Diaz who received a Stars of Education award from Wake Ed Partnership for her work in AP Language. 

    Congratulations to our DECA competition winners. Aidan Jogodka, London Evans, Yousef Alawar, Kerylos Welche, Wesah Evans. A special congratulations to Wesah Evans who finished 2nd and to Kennedy Moore who finished 1st. CONGRATULATIONS!

    From our School Counselors: 

    Signs of Suicide in Ms. Diaz's 1st Period Classroom on Tuesday, December 12th. Letters sent home via students. Parent materials sent home via Talking Points.

    Two FAFSA Updates were added to the Financial Aid website. Please check those resources out as the FAFSA for 24.25 becomes available to families by the end of December 2023. 

    Mid-Year School Reports will begin to be uploaded into Common App mid-January. Students who applied to colleges/universities, not via Common Application/Major Clarity, should look for communication from Mrs. Walter on when they should request their mid-year transcript be sent via CFNC. 

    Families experiencing housing/food insecurity should reach out to Mrs. Walter for access to resources that may help. 

    11th Grade parents: 

    We will be providing ACT test prep this winter.  We recognize the need for students to be familiar with the test.  We will utilize Griffin’s Den.  THIS IS NOT OPTIONAL.  Students who do not attend will receive lunch detention. 

    The plan is to work Mon/Tues during Griffin's Den  (Wake Tech class days) for 6 weeks & READY sessions on 1/26/24, 2/9/24 & 2/23/24 (13 total sessions)

    Student groups will rotate between English & Math  (group size 14-15)

    Again, this is not optional.  This is an opportunity for students to become familiar with the test and increase their test score.

     

    Weekly Message, December 4th-8th

    Holiday Spirit Week!  See flyer here.
     
    We are recruiting students for next year.  We visit middle schools. We have hosted an open house. And we have tours available. If you know of a family that is interested, please have them check out our website and sign up for a tour.  
     
     

    Our Exam Schedule: 

    Exams will run from 7:30-11:30. Buses will run at 11:30. 

    Students may check out early, once all of the students in their class have completed their exam, with a form. We are editing the form and will have it available this week. 

    • Thursday, December 14th: 1st period
    • Friday, December 15th, 2nd period
    • Monday, December 18, 3rd period
    • Tuesday, December 19th, 4th period
    • Wednesday, December 20th, make-up

    Students in Grade 12 may be exempt from exams based on the following criteria:

    • Students must have a projected final grade of B or higher

    • Students must have 10 or fewer absences in the course.

    • Students cannot be exempt from state testing including field testing.

    The principal (consistent with GS 115C-288) has final authority to determine a student's exemption status.  

    From our PTSA: 

    Ornaments

    Each year NWCCA staff have a Holiday lunch meeting.  At the end of the meeting, each staff member is encouraged to choose an ornament from a tree that students decorated.  Forty ornaments are needed for each staff member to receive an ornament.  If you are willing to donate an ornament (around $5 each), please sign up and drop it off (in the office) by Friday, December 8th.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AADA822AAF58-45603810-ornaments#/

    Yearbooks are on sale for $42 until November 24th, then the price will increase to $48.  Buy your yearbook today: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/2717859/North-Wake-Col-and-Career-Acad/2024-Yearbook/20230803043520920129/CATALOG_SHOP/

    BSU:  

    North Wake BSU has teamed up with Students Against Hunger for a can food drive. Please bring in a can and put it in one of the 4 boxes around the building. Your donation can help feed the less fortunate this holiday season.  If you’re in an honors society, you can bring in 5 items for 30 minutes worth of service hours. Just bring your 5 items to Mrs. Murray, in room 4,  in order to receive your service hours. 

    SGA: 

    North Wake is donating 10 stockings to teens in need and we need your help to fill them up. We are accepting donations such as

    • candy
    • snacks
    • Socks
    • Pens
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrush
    • Combs
    • Hair ties and so much more.

    Please bring these donations to Mrs. Murray's room T-4 or Mrs. Monaco

     

    Teen Science Cafés bring teens together in an informal setting to learn about science and technology. Cafés happen from 6pm to 7pm the first Friday of each month during the school year at the NC Museum of Natural Science Daily Planet Café in Downtown Raleigh. 

    Each café includes a scientist presentation, an interactive activity relating to the discussion, a Q&A session, and time to socialize with other teens who enjoy science.

    This is a FREE event. Registration is required for online participation.

     

    The next upcoming Cafe will be December 1st, with Dr. Paul Brinkman, a science historian who will be discussing private ownership of dinosaurs and other fossils in the US. For any further information keep an eye on https://naturalsciences.org/learn/teen-science-cafes !



    Weekly Message 11/27-12/1

     
    I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving and enjoyed time with family and friends. 
     
    We are recruiting students for next year.  We visit middle schools. We have hosted an open house. And we have tours available. If you know of a family that is interested, please have them check out our website and sign up for a tour.  
     
    Our Exam Schedule: 
    • Thursday, December 14th: 1st period
    • Friday, December 15th, 2nd period
    • Monday, December 18, 3rd period
    • Tuesday, December 19th, 4th period
    • Wednesday, December 20th, make-up
     

    Students in Grade 12 may be exempt from exams based on the following criteria:

    • Students must have a projected final grade of B or higher

    • Students must have 10 or fewer absences in the course.

    • Students cannot be exempt from state testing including field testing.

     

    The principal (consistent with GS 115C-288) has final authority to determine a student's exemption status.  

     
    From our PTSA: 
     
    Ornaments
     
    Each year NWCCA staff have a holiday lunch meeting.  At the end of the meeting, each staff member is encouraged to choose an ornament from a tree that students decorated.  Forty ornaments are needed for each staff member to receive an ornament.  If you are willing to donate an ornament (around $5 each), please sign up and drop it off (in the office) by Friday, December 8th.
     
     
     
    Yearbooks are on sale for $42 until November 24th, then the price will increase to $48.  Buy your yearbook today: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/2717859/North-Wake-Col-and-Career-Acad/2024-Yearbook/20230803043520920129/CATALOG_SHOP/
     
     

    BSU:  

    North Wake BSU has teamed up with Students Against Hunger for a canned food drive. Please bring in a can and put it in one of the 4 boxes around the building. Your donation can help feed the less fortunate this holiday season.  If you’re in an honor's society, you can bring in 5 items for 30 minutes worth of service hours. Just bring your 5 items to Mrs. Murray, in room 4,  in order to receive your service hours. 

    SGA: 

     North Wake is  donating 10 stockings to teens in need and we need your help to fill them up. We are accepting donations such as

    • candy
    • snacks
    • Socks
    • Pens
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrush
    • Combs
    • Hair ties and so much more.
    Please bring these donations to Mrs. Murray's room T-4 or Mrs. Monaco
     

    Weekly Message 11/20-1/22

     
    There will be no school Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday in observation of Thanksgiving. I hope you are able to spend time with family and friends to celebrate. 
     
    We are recruiting students for next year.  We visit middle schools. We have hosted an open house. And we have tours available. If you know of a family that is interested, please have them check out our website and sign up for a tour.  
     
    From our PTSA: 
     
    Ornaments
     
    Each year NWCCA staff have a Holiday lunch meeting.  At the end of the meeting, each staff member is encouraged to choose an ornament from a tree that students decorated.  Forty ornaments are needed for each staff member to receive an ornament.  If you are willing to donate an ornament (around $5 each), please sign up and drop it off (in the office) by Friday, December 8th.
     
     
     
    Yearbooks are on sale for $42 until November 24th, then the price will increase to $48.  Buy your yearbook today: https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/2717859/North-Wake-Col-and-Career-Acad/2024-Yearbook/20230803043520920129/CATALOG_SHOP/
     
     

    BSU:  

     North Wake BSU has teamed up with Students Against Hunger for a can food drive. Please bring in a can and put it in one of the 4 boxes around the building. Your donation can help feed the less fortunate this holiday season.  If you’re in an honors society, you can bring in 5 items for 30 minutes worth of service hours. Just bring your 5 items to Mrs. Murray, in room 4,  in order to receive your service hours. 

     

    SGA: 

     North Wake is  donating 10 stockings to teens in need and we need your help to fill them up. We are accepting donations such as

    • Candy
    • Snacks
    • Socks
    • Pens
    • Toothpaste
    • Toothbrush
    • Combs
    • Hair ties and so much more.
    Please bring these donations to Mrs. Murray's room T-4 or Mrs. Monaco
    Have a great weekend!

    Weekly Message 11/13-11/17

     I hope everyone had a great week-end and took the opportunity to celebrate our veterans. 

    INTERIMS WENT OUT LAST WEEK. Please take a moment to ask your student about his or her interims. Teachers used planning days last week to contact the parents of students who had an F in a course. If you did not talk to your child's teacher, please contact me so we can facilitate that conversation. 

    Students Against Hunger 2023

    Two of our ambitious students have started a snack and school supply closest in our Counseling and Student Services.  Please bring in snacks to help fill it.  These will be given to students who express a need during class. 

    YEARBOOKS are on sale for $42. The sale ends November 24th.  After that date, yearbooks will be $48. Buy your yearbook today: jostens.com/2024yearbook

    Make up fall pictures and club pictures will be on November 16.  

    From Counseling and Student Services: 

    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery “offers North Carolina students the opportunity to personalize and accelerate their learning by earning course credit through a demonstration of mastery of course material” (from NCDPI Guide). Please view the attached presentation if you are interested in learning more about the program/process. Reach out to Mrs. Walter, mwalter@wcpss.net, if you have any questions or want more information. 

     

    NWCCA CDM Parent Information Meeting

    The Early College Application Period has opened.  If you like us, please recommend us to your friends. 

     

    Weekly Message 11/6-11/10

     

    We have school on Monday and Wednesday.  Tuesday and Thursday are teacher workdays.  Friday is a holiday. 

    Interims went home on Friday.  Please ask your child to show them to you and contact us if you have questions.  Students with an F in a course will be assigned a prescribed intervention caled edgenuity. 

     

    Two of our ambitious students have started a snack and school supply closest in our Counseling and Student Services.  Please bring in snacks to help fill it.  These will be given to students who express a need during class.

    SENIOR TUX and Drape pictures are Monday, November 6th.  Seniors will receive passes next week.

    YEARBOOKS are on sale for $42. The sale ends November 24th.  After that date yearbooks will be $48. Buy your yearbook today:  

    jostens.com/2024yearbook

     

    From Counseling and Student Services. 

    We are wrapping up Countdown to College next week. 

    We are wrapping up Bullying Prevention Month next week. 

    Junior Interviews are ongoing.

    The scholarship Calendar and Bulletin are updated regularly -- please make sure to check.

    UNC Charlotte is on campus Wednesday, October 25th during Griffins Den.

     

    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery “offers North Carolina students the opportunity to personalize and accelerate their learning by earning course credit through a demonstration of mastery of course material” (from NCDPI Guide). Please view the attached presentation if you are interested in learning more about the program/process. Reach out to Mrs. Walter, mwalter@wcpss.net, if you have any questions or want more information. 

     

    NWCCA CDM Parent Information Meeting

     

    SENIOR INFORMATION

    • Students who need a Counselor and/or Teacher Recommendation are reminded to upload their Questionnaire & Resume in Major Clarity. Requests for recommendations should be made at least 10 days in advance of the recommendation due date. 

          Instructions for Uploading: 

    • Log In to Major Clarity (https://app.paper.co/majorclarity) -- Use Google Method. 

    • Select My Portfolio. (Scroll to Bottom of Portfolio Page)

    • Go to Documents. 

    • Enter Title (For Example: Megan Walter Questionnaire or Megan Walter Resume)

    • Browse (To Locate Document) & Select Document

    • Upload Document

          If you sent your resume/questionnaire to me prior to the request to upload into Major Clarity -- I have uploaded the documents for you. Otherwise, please make    sure to upload them into Major Clarity moving forward. ​**You do also need to request a recommendation so that the recommender knows that a recommendation is       desired -- uploading the documents does not initiate a request. 

    • I have had a couple of students ask about recommendations from their WTCC Instructors who are not in Major Clarity. The instructions for getting a recommendation from a recommender not in Major Clarity are below:If you would like another teacher from outside MajorClarity to count towards your Teacher Evaluation requirement, you will need to download the blank       Teacher Evaluation PDF from your Common App portal. You can access this by the following instructions:

      1. Log into Common App

      2. Select one of your colleges

      3. Choose the Recommenders and FERPA tab

      4. Scroll down to the Teacher Evaluation section and click the link to download the Teacher Evaluation PDF form

      5. Provide the PDF to your teacher and instructions on the destination(s) -- we suggest providing the list of schools and mailing addresses/email addresses. Your teacher should ideally complete this form once, and send a copy to each college that you've specified.

    •  Note: Manually submitted Common App forms will not have their status available in your Common App portal. Please verify receipt directly with the       college.

    • October Scholarship Bulletin and Scholarship Calendar have been updated. 

    DC TRIP

    Learn about our government and travel to DC! All North Wake students are invited to travel to Washington, DC, for three days and two nights and experience the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court, as well as some of the Smithsonian Museums, several memorials along the National Mall, and Arlington Cemetary.  The trip cost is $400, and the dates are February 28th, 29th, and March 1st, 2024. You can pay online by visiting our school's website and looking for online payment options on the bottom right-hand side. Stacy Arch is in charge of this trip. Reserve your spot now for $200 and pay the other $200 in November or pay the entire $400 at once. Please email Mrs. Arch at sarch2@wcpss.net with any questions!

     

    The Early College Application Period opened on Saturday.  If you like us, please recommend us to your friends. 

     

    Weekly Message 10/30-11/3

    Thank you all for bringing in candy for the students and staff to trick or treat with.  Costumes are welcome.  No masks. 

    Two of our ambitious students have started a snack and school supply closest in our Counseling and Student Services.  Please bring in snacks to help fill it.  These will be given to students who express a need during class. 

     

    All tenth grade students will be participating in PreACT testing on Wednesday November 1st.  Testing will begin at 7:25 and conclude by 11:00 for most students. Testing will take place in classrooms in the trailer.  First, second and Griffin's Den for classes in the trailer will be relocated to classrooms in the main building.   We will operate on a regular bell schedule.  The media center will be closed before school, during Griffin's Den and at lunch on this day.  Tenth grade students may be a few minutes late to 3rd period classes.  An email will be sent when all students should be back in their classes.  Below is a link to the testing and relocation schedule.  Posters with student locations will also be in the main lobby and near the media center. Please let me know if you have any questions.

    SENIOR TUX and Drape pictures are Monday, November 6th.  Seniors will receive passes next week.

    YEARBOOKS are on sale for $42. The sale ends November 24th.  After that date yearbooks will be $48. Buy your yearbook today:  

    jostens.com/2024yearbook

     

    From Counseling and Student Services: 

    We are wrapping up Countdown to College next week. 

    We are wrapping up Bullying Prevention Month next week. 

    Junior Interviews are ongoing.

    The scholarship Calendar and Bulletin are updated regularly -- please make sure to check.

    UNC Charlotte is on campus Wednesday, October 25th during Griffins Den.

     

    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery “offers North Carolina students the opportunity to personalize and accelerate their learning by earning course credit through a demonstration of mastery of course material” (from NCDPI Guide). Please view the attached presentation if you are interested in learning more about the program/process. Reach out to Mrs. Walter, mwalter@wcpss.net, if you have any questions or want more information. 

     

    NWCCA CDM Parent Information Meeting

     

    SENIOR INFORMATION

    • Students who need a Counselor and/or Teacher Recommendation are reminded to upload their Questionnaire & Resume in Major Clarity. Requests for recommendations should be made at least 10 days in advance of the recommendation due date. 

          Instructions for Uploading: 

    • Log In to Major Clarity (https://app.paper.co/majorclarity) -- Use Google Method. 

    • Select My Portfolio. (Scroll to Bottom of Portfolio Page)

    • Go to Documents. 

    • Enter Title (For Example: Megan Walter Questionnaire or Megan Walter Resume)

    • Browse (To Locate Document) & Select Document

    • Upload Document

          If you sent your resume/questionnaire to me prior to the request to upload into Major Clarity -- I have uploaded the documents for you. Otherwise, please make sure to upload them into Major Clarity moving forward. ​**You do also need to request a recommendation so that the recommender knows that a recommendation is desired -- uploading the documents does not initiate a request. 

    • I have had a couple of students ask about recommendations from their WTCC Instructors who are not in Major Clarity. The instructions for getting a recommendation from a recommender not in Major Clarity are below:If you would like another teacher from outside MajorClarity to count towards your Teacher Evaluation requirement, you will need to download the blank Teacher Evaluation PDF from your Common App portal. You can access this by the following instructions:

      1. Log into Common App

      2. Select one of your colleges

      3. Choose the Recommenders and FERPA tab

      4. Scroll down to the Teacher Evaluation section and click the link to download the Teacher Evaluation PDF form

      5. Provide the PDF to your teacher and instructions on the destination(s) -- we suggest providing the list of schools and mailing addresses/email addresses. Your teacher should ideally complete this form once, and send a copy to each college that you've specified.

    •  Note: Manually submitted Common App forms will not have their status available in your Common App portal. Please verify receipt directly with the college.

    • October Scholarship Bulletin and Scholarship Calendar have been updated. 

    DC TRIP

    Learn about our government and travel to DC! All North Wake students are invited to travel to Washington, DC, for three days and two nights and experience the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court, as well as some of the Smithsonian Museums, several memorials along the National Mall, and Arlington Cemetary.  The trip cost is $400, and the dates are February 28th, 29th, and March 1st, 2024. You can pay online by visiting our school's website and looking for online payment options on the bottom right-hand side. Stacy Arch is in charge of this trip. Reserve your spot now for $200 and pay the other $200 in November or pay the entire $400 at once. Please email Mrs. Arch at sarch2@wcpss.net with any questions!

     

    The Early College Application Period opened on Saturday.  If you like us, please recommend us to your friends. 

    Weekly Message, October 23rd, 2023

    Thank you to  all our students and staff for a wonderful spirit week!  And there is more to come. Because of the threat of rain, we moved our pep rally to this Thursday. 

    HONORING OUR TOP STUDENTS!

    Each teacher has been asked to identify the top two students in each class.  We will hold a breakfast for them October 27 at 8. 

    TWO OF OUR AMBITIOUS STUDENTS

    Have started a snack and school supply closest in our Counseling and Student Services.  Please bring in snacks to help fill it.  These will begiven to students who express a need during class. 

    SENIOR TUX and Drape pictures are Monday, November 6th.  Seniors will receive passes next week.

    Thursday, October 26th is Pink Out Day. Wear Pink!

    YEARBOOKS are on sale for $42. The sale ends November 24th.  After that date yearbooks will be $48. Buy your yearbook today:  

    jostens.com/2024yearbook

    From COUNSELING AND STUDENT SERVICES 

    We are wrapping up Countdown to College next week. 

    We are wrapping up Bullying Prevention Month next week. 

    Junior Interviews are ongoing.

    The scholarship Calendar and Bulletin are updated regularly -- please make sure to check.

    UNC Charlotte is on campus Wednesday, October 25th during Griffins Den.

     

    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery “offers North Carolina students the opportunity to personalize and accelerate their learning by earning course credit through a demonstration of mastery of course material” (from NCDPI Guide). Please view the attached presentation if you are interested in learning more about the program/process. Reach out to Mrs. Walter, mwalter@wcpss.net, if you have any questions or want more information. 

     

    NWCCA CDM Parent Information Meeting

    SENIOR INFORMATION

    Students who need a Counselor and/or Teacher Recommendation are reminded to upload their Questionnaire & Resume in Major Clarity. Requests for recommendations should be made at least 10 days in advance of the recommendation due date. 

          Instructions for Uploading: 

    • Log In to Major Clarity (https://app.paper.co/majorclarity) -- Use Google Method. 

    • Select My Portfolio. (Scroll to Bottom of Portfolio Page)

    • Go to Documents. 

    • Enter Title (For Example: Megan Walter Questionnaire or Megan Walter Resume)

    • Browse (To Locate Document) & Select Document

    • Upload Document

          If you sent your resume/questionnaire to me prior to the request to upload into Major Clarity -- I have uploaded the documents for you. Otherwise, please make    sure to upload them into Major Clarity moving forward. ​**You do also need to request a recommendation so that the recommender knows that a recommendation is       desired -- uploading the documents does not initiate a request. 

    I have had a couple of students ask about recommendations from their WTCC Instructors who are not in Major Clarity. The instructions for getting a recommendation from a recommender not in Major Clarity are below:

    If you would like another teacher from outside MajorClarity to count towards your Teacher Evaluation requirement, you will need to download the blank  Teacher Evaluation PDF from your Common App portal. You can access this by the following instructions:

    1. Log into Common App

    2. Select one of your colleges

    3. Choose the Recommenders and FERPA tab

    4. Scroll down to the Teacher Evaluation section and click the link to download the Teacher Evaluation PDF form

    5. Provide the PDF to your teacher and instructions on the destination(s) -- we suggest providing the list of schools and mailing addresses/email addresses. Your teacher should ideally complete this form once, and send a copy to each college that you've specified.

    • Note: Manually submitted Common App forms will not have their status available in your Common App portal. Please verify receipt directly with the college.

    • October Scholarship Bulletin and Scholarship Calendar have been updated. 

    DC TRIP

    Learn about our government and travel to DC! All North Wake students are invited to travel to Washington, DC, for three days and two nights and experience the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court, as well as some of the Smithsonian Museums, several memorials along the National Mall, and Arlington Cemetary.  The trip cost is $400, and the dates are February 28th, 29th, and March 1st, 2024. You can pay online by visiting our school's website and looking for online payment options on the bottom right-hand side. Stacy Arch is in charge of this trip. Reserve your spot now for $200 and pay the other $200 in November or pay the entire $400 at once. Please email Mrs. Arch at sarch2@wcpss.net with any questions!

    The Early College Application Period opened on Saturday.  If you like us, please recommend us to your friends. 

     

    Weekly Message, October 16th, 2023


    It is spirit week so we have a lot going on!

    • Monday is twin day!
    • Tuesday is Pajama Day!
    • Wednesday is Orange Out day in honor of bullying prevention month. 
    • Thursday is Throwback Thursday. 
    • Friday each class needs to show their support.  Of course the seniors always win. 
    • Freshman: Neon.  Sophomores: Yellow. Juniors:Blue, and Seniors pink out or tie-dye! Seniors can tie dye their t-shirts during Griffin’s Den on the back loading dock. 
    • We will have a pep rally on Friday and celebrate our homecoming court!
    • The homecoming dance is from 6-8 on Friday night. The link to purchase tickets is below. They will also be on sale during lunch next week. 
    • Purchase Homecoming Dance Tickets Here:  https://osp.osmsinc.com/p/AG518-76

    HONORING OUR TOP STUDENTS!

    Each teacher has been asked to identify the top two students in each class.  We will hold a breakfast for them October 27 at 8. 

    TWO OF AMBITIOUS STUDENTS

    Have started a snack and school supply closest in our Counseling and Student Services.  Please bring in snacks to help fill it.  These will begiven to students who express a need during class. 

    SENIOR INFORMATION

    • Students who need a Counselor and/or Teacher Recommendation are reminded to upload their Questionnaire & Resume in Major Clarity. Requests for recommendations should be made at least 10 days in advance of the recommendation due date. 

          Instructions for Uploading: 

    • Log In to Major Clarity (https://app.paper.co/majorclarity) -- Use Google Method. 

    • Select My Portfolio. (Scroll to Bottom of Portfolio Page)

    • Go to Documents. 

    • Enter Title (For Example: Megan Walter Questionnaire or Megan Walter Resume)

    • Browse (To Locate Document) & Select Document

    • Upload Document

    If you sent your resume/questionnaire to me prior to the request to upload into Major Clarity -- I have uploaded the documents for you. Otherwise, please make    sure to upload them into Major Clarity moving forward. ​**You do also need to request a recommendation so that the recommender knows that a recommendation is       desired -- uploading the documents does not initiate a request. 

    • I have had a couple of students ask about recommendations from their WTCC Instructors who are not in Major Clarity. The instructions for getting a recommendation from a recommender not in Major Clarity are below:If you would like another teacher from outside MajorClarity to count towards your Teacher Evaluation requirement, you will need to download the blank       Teacher Evaluation PDF from your Common App portal. You can access this by the following instructions:

      1. Log into Common App

      2. Select one of your colleges

      3. Choose the Recommenders and FERPA tab

      4. Scroll down to the Teacher Evaluation section and click the link to download the Teacher Evaluation PDF form

      5. Provide the PDF to your teacher and instructions on the destination(s) -- we suggest providing the list of schools and mailing addresses/email addresses. Your teacher should ideally complete this form once, and send a copy to each college that you've specified.

     Note: Manually submitted Common App forms will not have their status available in your Common App portal. Please verify receipt directly with the       college.

    • October Scholarship Bulletin and Scholarship Calendar have been updated. 

    FROM OUR PTSA

    General PTSA Meeting

    We have our second General PTSA Meeting on Wednesday, 10/18 at 7:00pm.  The meeting will be held virtually.  Join us to discuss the budget, committee updates, and more!  

    Spirit Night

    On Thursday, October 19th the delicious and generous City Barbeque (9424 Falls Of Neuse Rd, Suite 108) is donating back 20% of Dine-In, Takeout, Delivery, Drive thru & Pick up orders to support a great cause -- North Wake College and Career Academy!

     

    Learn about our government and travel to DC! All North Wake students are invited to travel to Washington, DC, for three days and two nights and experience the Capitol, the White House, and the Supreme Court, as well as some of the Smithsonian Museums, several memorials along the National Mall, and Arlington Cemetary.  The trip cost is $400, and the dates are February 28th, 29th, and March 1st, 2024. You can pay online by visiting our school's website and looking for online payment options on the bottom right-hand side. Stacy Arch is in charge of this trip. Reserve your spot now for $200 and pay the other $200 in November or pay the entire $400 at once. Please email Mrs. Arch at sarch2@wcpss.net with any questions!

     

    On behalf of North Wake College and Career Academy you’re invited to join us and eat out, not only in support of the organization, but to show one of your Raleigh restaurants some love too!

    We ask that you RSVP here: https://grouprai.se/e260382 (even if you’re not completely sure) so City Barbeque knows roughly how many orders to expect & so you have access to all the event details.

    We hope you can make it, and please feel free to forward this invitation to your friends and family. Thanks in advance for your support!

    The Early College Application Period opened on Saturday.  If you like us, please recommend us to your friends. 

     

    Weekly Message, October 9th, 2023

    I hope everyone has a great weekend! 

    Here are the messages for next week.  There are a lot of them, especially senior ones.  Please scroll through them all.  

    • Thank you to Ms. Murray for Organizing the Hispanic Heritage Cultural Fair on Friday. Our kids had a great time and were exposed to Hispanic culture.  They learned about names, art, dance and food! 
    • This month is Bullying Prevention Month.  Our Counseling and Student Services Team have activities prepared for our Ready classes.  
    • This month is Disability Awareness Month.  Our Special Education Department Chair will be working with our students to inform them.  
    • Thank you to Ms. McKoy, our Head Custodian. We celebrated her this week! 

    From Ms. Walter in student services:  

    • Countdown to College, CFNC's premier college exploration annual program, occurs is underway. We will be offering various activities throughout the month -- see schedule here. The Free College Application Week, October 16-20, is highly popular with students applying to college as many NC Colleges & Universities waive application fees that week. The list of participating schools is now available here.The Hampton University Office of Admission & Raleigh Chapter National Hampton Alumni Association invite high school seniors to attend an On-Site Admission EventSunday, October 15, 2023 @ 6:00 PMMartin St. Baptist Church Family Life Center, 1005 E. Martin St. Raleigh, NC 27601Doors Open @ 5:30 PM    

    Please register for the event by October 13th athttps://bit.ly/2xnaMqJ 

    Students requesting teacher/counselor recommendations for scholarships/programs not directly through a college must have a signed "Education Records Release Form" on file for each scholarship/program you are requesting your information be shared. The form is linked in the Senior Newsletter and in Major Clarity.  

    NC Resource for Undocumented Students to assist with Applying and Paying for College. https://somuchpotential.org/. Additionally, individual school sites will have information for Undocumented Students as well. For example, https://undocucarolina.unc.edu/applying/scholarships/ (UNC Chapel Hill).  

    NWCCA is participating in the Major Clarity & Common Application integration. You must sync your Common Application account with your Major Clarity account so that you can identify your School Counselor (me) and your Teacher Recommendations in Major Clarity so that we can complete necessary tasks for you by deadlines. Issues, or questions, see me.  

    ALL NC College & University Transcripts can be requested via CFNC.org. Go to Apply to College and then Request Your Transcript.  

    If you need to request a transcript for a school that is out of state and not on the Common App, then you need to request via https://wcpss.scriborder.com/.  

    A Dean has updated the NC College/University Admission Date for 23.24. It is linked here.  

    Make sure to know your college/university deadlines. They are FIRM. The 23.24 deadlines for UNC System Schools can be found here.  

    Scholarship Information for North Wake -- https://sites.google.com/wcpss.net/nwccacass/college-career/scholarships

    Scholarship Calendar (You can add to your own Google Calendar & Follow) 

    Counselor Recommendations Needed? I need your Resume and the Counselor Recommendation Questionnaire (follow the instructions for saving/sharing as shown on the form) -- I need these items at least ten days before counselor task is due! Please upload into Major Clarity.  

    Class of 2024 NewsletterFinancial Aid Updates:  

    • Mrs. Taylor , our Financial Aid Advisor, will assist seniors create as FSA ID and register with the NC Residency Determination Service during second period on October 5 and 12. Seniors will need a laptop and a social security number for both. If you don’t have a social security number, email Mrs. Taylor at ltaylor 6 @wcpss.net. If you do not want your student to participate, please email Mrs. Walter @ mwalter@wcpss.net. 
    • On October 26, Mrs. Taylor will be presenting a session during the Countdown to College activities on how to complete the FAFSA. 
    • Linda Taylor, North Wake Financial Aid Counselor, will meet with all students individually when she begins her work at North Wake. She will be at North Wake on Thursdays, and we will develop a schedule for her to meet with students via Period 1 and Period 2. The FAFSA will not become available until December 2023 for the 23.24 school year. Once she has met with your student you will be able to schedule time to meet with her, as needed.   

    PTSA Information:  

    Giving Tree Donations 

    All donations to the giving tree this week will earn NWCCA PTSA TRIPLE school credit!  Please see attachments accepted donations, donations that cannot be accepted, as well as current needs. Our Giving Tree Donation Drive is October 9-14th.  If you can’t make it to one of the Giving Tree locations with your donations, bring them to school with you!  Volunteers will be present during morning and afternoon carpool to receive donations.  To find out what you can donate, go to the Giving Tree website: https://www.givingtreefoundation.org/donate/ 

    WE NEED VOLUNTEERS:  If you have the availability during carpool to accept the donations (to be stored at NWCCA for the week), sign up at this link:  https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AADA822AAF58-volunteers 

    Reflections Program Entries are due soon! 

    Reflections Program Entries are due on Monday, 10/16.  Contact the Reflections Committee Chair, Ms. Byron at mbyron2@wcpss.net with any questions! 

     

    From our Career development Coordinator:  

    Career Development Center 

    Air Force - recruiter will be on campus on Thursday, October 12, during Griffin's Den and Lunch.  

    Resume Writing and Interview Practice workshops - every Wednesday from 10:20 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. in the Career Development Center. 

    Career Plans - for 11th and 12th-grade students are being conducted at the career development center. Every student meets with Mr. Roman and goes over post-secondary plans that include year 13, college, workforce, and the military. 

    ASVAB - study resources are available at the media and career development centers. 

    From our Testing Coordinator:  

     

    From our Testing Coordinator:  

    PSAT Testing for registered students will be held on Tuesday, October 17th.   All 10th grade students will be participating in PreACT testing on Wednesday, November 1st.  Additional information about the PreACT assessment is available on the ACT website.  Please use this link to learn more about PreACT 

    Celebrations!  

     

    This week is National School Lunch Week!  Please think Ms. Faison and Ms. Pope for providing us with amazing breakfast and lunch choices each day.  

     

    Monday is Indigenous Peoples' Day. It is a holiday that municipalities and cities throughout the United States celebrate to honor Native American peoples and commemorate their histories and cultures. It is celebrated on the second Monday in October.  The Wake County Board of Education, with support from the Wake County Indian Education Parent Committee, officially recognizes the second Monday of October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in Wake County Schools via proclamation. Please celebrate these students and their culture.  

     

    Governor’s School INTEREST MEETING (for students):  Any junior or sophomore interested in learning more about Governor's School should attend the INTEREST MEETING during Griffin's Den in Trailer 7 (T7) Tuesday Oct. 10th – (sign up HERE). We will review details, timeline, and application process. Please e-mail Mrs. Shahid-EL at jshahidel@wcpss.net if you have any questions.  

    Weekly Message, September 25th, 2023

    Thank you to our students and staff for participating in dot day. 
     
    The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.
     
    Hispanic Heritage month is this month.  Please be on the look out for activities from SGA as we celebrate our Hispanic students!
     
    We’re in the middle of the PTSA’s fundraiser through Booster.  Students have opportunities to earn entries into a raffle to win one of 20 $30 Amazon Gift Cards.  It’s not too late to register and raise money!  This weekend’s challenge is to get 2 donations.  For every additional 2 donations this weekend, you receive an additional raffle entry.  
     
    If you haven’t registered yet, there is still time!  Click on create account on the top right of the website.
     
    Giving Tree Donations
    There will be a Giving Tree Donation Drive for NWCCA October 9-14th.  If you can’t make it to one of the Giving Tree locations with your donations, bring them to school with you!  Volunteers will be present during morning and afternoon carpool to receive donations.  All donations will receive TRIPLE school credit!  Please see attachments accepted donations, donations that cannot be accepted, as well as current needs.
     
    If you’d like to volunteer during carpool to accept the donations (to be stored at NWCCA for the week) during carpool, sign up at this link:   https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0F4AADA822AAF58-volunteers
     
    Reflections Program
    National PTA has a long-standing commitment to arts education. The Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.  Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. 
     
    Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.
     
    *Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.
     
    2023 – 2024 Theme:  I am hopeful because…..
     
    Due Date:  10/16/23
     
    Contact the Reflections Committee Chair, Ms. Byron at mbyron2@wcpss.net for more information!
     
    You can join the NWCCA PTA online at nwcca.memberhub.com/store
     

    Career Development Center

    • Interview Skills and Resume Writing Workshops - Every Wednesday, starting October 4th, during Griffin's Den.
    • Career Plan Meetings - Continue at the career development center for post-secondary education.
    • Army Recruiter - will be on campus on Monday, September 25th, during Griffin's Den and lunch in the cafeteria area.
    • ASVAB - The ASVAB Career Exploration Program includes a validated aptitude test and interest assessment. The results guide career exploration and help interested students learn about job opportunities at the different branches of the military. If you want your student to participate, here is the LINK to register.
     
    From our counselors:
    Mrs. Shahid-EL is meeting with all sophomores individually. Freshmen interviews wrapped up this week. 
     
    Senior Interviews are ongoing and should be completed by the end of September. 
     
    Students requesting teacher/counselor recommendations for scholarships/programs not directly through a college must have a signed "Education Records Release Form" on file for each scholarship/program you are requesting your information be shared. The required form is attached.
     
    Mrs. Taylor , our Financial Aid Advisor, will assist seniors create as FSA ID and register with the NC Residency Determination Service during second period on October 5 and 12. Seniors will need a laptop and a social security number for both. If you don’t have a social security number, email Mrs. Taylor at ltaylor 6 @wcpss.net. If you do not want your student to participate, please email Mrs. Walter @ mwalter@wcpss.net.
     
    Countdown to College is in October. Please look for communications on activities available to students throughout the month. 
     
    October is Bullying Prevention Month. Students will be participating in various Bullying Prevention activities throughout the month of October. Students should wear Blue Shirts on October 2nd in recognition of World Day of Bullying Prevention. Students should wear Orange Shirts on October 18th in recognition of Unity Day -- United for Kindness, Acceptance, and Inclusion.  
     
    The Josten's Order event will be held on Thursday, October 5th during Lunch/Griffin's Den. The cost of the Cap/Gown Unit is $49 this school year. 
     

    NC Govenor's School Information -- The Governor's School of North Carolina is a 5½-week summer residential program for gifted and talented high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. The curriculum focuses on the exploration of the most recent ideas and concepts in each discipline, and it does not involve credit, tests, or grades. Students are selected to attend through a competitive process after being nominated by their public school unit or non-public schoolGovernor's School requires strong academic credentials and you must qualify before applying. Students apply in the fall of junior year and attend the summer between junior and senior year. Parent information sessions are coming soon. 

     

     

    Weekly Message, September 18th, 2023

     Printed Interims went out on Friday. Please ask your student for their printed interim or please check their grades in Powerschool. 

    Thank you to Our Early Childhood Students for Organizing an amazing dot day. It is a special day that encourages creativity and individuality. 

    Hispanic Heritage Month is from September 15 to October 15.  Our Clubs will be celebrating in various events throughout the school. 

    Meal benefits for students who have not re-enrolled expire September 19. Please go to the following website to re-enroll.  https://www.wcpss.net/free-reduced-meals

    A reminder to our seniors.  Exam exemption for teacher made exams for students who have a B or higher and less than 10 absences. 

    We plan to have a red code drill in the next few weeks.  We will have 3 this year at different times during the day.  Students will be receiving information this week about what to do in a red code drill. 

    From our PTSA

    Fundraiser:  Booster 

    The PTSA’s fundraiser, Booster, kicked off last week.  Students have opportunities to earn entries into a raffle to win one of 20,  $30 Amazon Gift Cards.  Students were given a flyer with a QR code to register and enter 10 valid email addresses during 4th period.  If they weren’t able to complete the registration or didn’t have their 10 valid email addresses ready, they still have time to participate!  The QR code is attached.  For every additional 10 valid email addresses entered throughout the fundraiser, students will receive another entry into the raffle.  There will also be weekend challenges so remind your student to listen to the morning announcements on Friday!  

    The PTSA provides services that the school cannot because of budget code constraints. These include food for breakfasts, appreciation days, money to off set the cost of field trips, staff development funds, and much more. We  are grateful for their support and ask you to please donate. 

    The website to donate is:  https://myteamworks.org/northwakecollegecareeracademy2023

    Join NWCCA PTSA

    You can join the NWCCA PTA online at nwcca.memberhub.com/store!  See attached flyer for reasons to join PTSA.  You can also complete the form on the second page and send it to school with your student to join (an alternative to joining online).  Checks should be paid to NWCCA PTSA.

     

    From our Career Development Center
     
    Jobs Opportunities - The YMCA of the Triangle will be on campus on Thursday, September 21st, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the cafeteria area promoting employment opportunities.
     
    Career Plan Meetings - for post-secondary education continue at the career development center. Mr. Roman has met with 22 juniors and 31 seniors so far and will continue meeting to ensure every student has a career pathways plan.
     
    Employability Skills - classes are offered through MajorClarity and Rubin Education during our Ready sessions. Students learn about critical soft skills to succeed in the workforce. Please encourage your students to access the content in Canvas from home, as it is available 24/7.
     
    Career Talks - are scheduled on Wednesdays (beginning on October 4th) during Griffin's Den. Student work with our career development coordinator, practicing interview skills, resume writing, and career exploration.
     
     
    From our testing coordinator: 

    North Wake College and Career Academy will offer the PSAT/NMSQT in-person on October 17, 2023 at 7:30 am . This is a change from October 10. All testing this year will be completed in a digital format (no paper and pencil testing).  PSAT/NMSQT registration is open to NWCCA students of all grade levels.  However, the test contains problems with Algebra I and Geometry concepts. Therefore, students who have not successfully completed Math 1 should consider not registering.  

     

     

    Weekly Message, September 11th 2023

     

    Thank you to all who came to open house. It was a great evening and our teachers enjoyed sharing their curriculum with you. 

    Let’s brag for a minute. We can.. 

    A of the NC Report Card.

    High Growth in Every Category.

    US News and World Report ranked us the number 8 high school in the tri county area. 

    We are a Magnet School of Distinction. 

    We are Cognia Accredited.

    We have a 100% graduation rate. 

    And we were number one in the county on sending kids to college. 

    WE ARE A VERY GOOD SCHOOL.  Thank you to our students, parents, and staff. 

    From our PTSA

    Fundraiser:  Booster 

    The PTSA’s fundraiser, Booster, kicked off Friday afternoon.  Students have opportunities to earn entries into a raffle to win one of 20,  $30 Amazon Gift Cards.  The first raffle entry opportunity is if they register and enter 10 valid email addresses between dismissal on the 8th and the start of school on the 11th.  Students were given a flyer with a QR code to register and enter 10 valid email addresses during 4th period.  If they weren’t able to complete the registration or didn’t have their 10 valid email addresses ready, they have all weekend to get them entered!  The QR code is attached.  For every additional 10 valid email addresses entered throughout the fundraiser, students will receive another entry into the raffle.  There will also be weekend challenges so remind your student to listen to the morning announcements on Friday!  

    The PTSA provides services that the school cannot because of budget code constraints. These include food for breakfasts, appreciation days, money to off set the cost of field trips, staff development funds, and much more. We  are grateful for their support and ask you to please donate. 

    The website to donate is:  https://myteamworks.org/northwakecollegecareeracademy2023

    Join NWCCA PTSA

    You can join the NWCCA PTA online at nwcca.memberhub.com/store!  See attached flyer for reasons to join PTSA.  You can also complete the form on the second page and send it to school with your student to join (an alternative to joining online).  Checks should be paid to NWCCA PTSA.

    From Counseling and Student Services: 

    Driver Ed Registration begins on September 13th! 

    https://jordandriving.com/

    https://jordandriving.com/wakefield-high-school/

    Please make sure to read the information on registration as their are eligibility requirements, timelines, etc.

     Mark your calendars -- spots fill up quick! 

    Senior Interviews -- Period 1. 

    Senior Parent Information Night, Thursday, September 14th @ 6 PM @ North Wake Cafeteria. 

    Freshmen Interviews. 

    Human Trafficking on September 12th through Health & PE Classes. 

    Social Emotional Learning Lessons Delivered on Friday, September 15th through READY. 

     

    From our Career Development Center

    Mr. Roman is meeting with juniors and seniors one-on-one to work on their career plans, exploring post-secondary pathways that include year 13, college, workforce, and the military.

    An invitation was sent out to all the Arm Forces branches to come to school to share information about opportunities within the military during lunch.

    The ASVAB will be offered on October 24 at 8:00 a.m. An invitation was sent to juniors and seniors last week. Here is the LINK if you would like to register your student.

    From our testing coordinator: 

    North Wake College and Career Academy will offer the PSAT/NMSQT in-person on October 10, 2023 at 7:30 am . All testing this year will be completed in a digital format (no paper and pencil testing).  PSAT/NMSQT registration is open to NWCCA students of all grade levels.  However, the test contains problems with Algebra I and Geometry concepts. Therefore, students who have not successfully completed Math 1 should consider not registering.  

    Students who wish to test with accommodations must have information submitted to College Board by August 28, 2023. Please reach out to, Sherry Bethea sbethea@wcpss.net, to request information be submitted to College Board for approval.

    The PSAT/NMSQT allows 11th grade students the opportunity to potentially qualify for a National Merit scholarship if they receive a very high score (generally the top 1%). For this reason, WCPSS is offering the test free of charge to those students with a weighted GPA of 4.367 or higher.  The PSAT fee for all other students will be $15.30 and must be submitted prior to testing.  Please complete the link for registration and submit payment via this link no later than Monday September 11, 2023.

    Voter Registration: 

    T-5, Ms. Arch, lunch or Griffin’s Den, Tues, Wednesday, and Thursday. 



    Weekly Message, September 1st, 2023

     
    We have a busy week coming up at North Wake!

    Welcome Mollie Monaco, our new receptionist! Last week was her first week and she did a fantastic job.  We are grateful for her help and her friendly face. 

    Our PTSA will be very active this week. Please see the attachments for information. They will begin their fundraiser, a boosterthon, with a kick off on Friday. Students will report to the cafeteria for a few minutes to get information about the fundraiser. Please see the attached information.  We ask that students put 10 email addresses of friends and family who might want to contribute to the PTSA in their phones. Please work with your child to do this before our assembly on Friday. 

    Dine in or Drive through at the PDQ on Thursday and they will donate to our school. This is a great way to get dinner before our Meet the Teacher. 

    Our Meet the Teacher is Thursday, September 7, from 6-7 PM.  Please come out and follow your child’s schedule and get a chance to meet all your child’s teachers. Go to PDQ ahead of time! 

    Ms. Shahid-EL will be in Mr. Cheek's Healthful Living class on Tuesday September 5th offerina course of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program ( SOS Second ACT Program) for students enrolled in that class. We provide families with the option to have their student Opt Out of participation in the program. Students were given hard copies of the form to share with their families on Friday, September 1st . Families who wish for their student to Opt-Out of participation in the program should return the form to Ms. Shahid-EL on Tuesday, September 5th All 9th graders will be offered the opportunity to participate in the program this school year through their Healthful Living class. Letters will be shared with those families closer to the course offering. 

    North Wake College and Career Academy will offer the PSAT/NMSQT in-person on October 10, 2023 at 7:30 am . All testing this year will be completed in a digital format (no paper and pencil testing).  PSAT/NMSQT registration is open to NWCCA students of all grade levels.  However, the test contains problems with Algebra I and Geometry concepts. Therefore, students who have not successfully completed Math 1 should consider not registering.  

     

    Students who wish to test with accommodations must have information submitted to College Board by August 28, 2023. Please reach out to, Sherry Bethea sbethea@wcpss.net, to request information be submitted to College Board for approval.

     

    The PSAT/NMSQT allows 11th grade students the opportunity to potentially qualify for a National Merit scholarship if they receive a very high score (generally the top 1%). For this reason, WCPSS is offering the test free of charge to those students with a weighted GPA of 4.367 or higher.  The PSAT fee for all other students will be $15.30 and must be submitted prior to testing.  Please complete the link for registration and submit payment via this link no later than Monday September 11, 2023.

    Ms. Walter will will be conducting senior interviews this week. She will meet with each senior to check on their progress and begin a conversation about post-secondary plans. 

    Ms. Shahid-El will be conducting freshman interviews. She will check on how are freshmen are doing so far. 

     

    Weekly Message, August 28, 2023

    Thank you to our parents who supported our Seniors for their Senior Breakfast last Friday morning.  The kids did a tour of the school while the underclassmen and teachers celebrated a clap out!

    Join NWCCA PTSA

    You can join the NWCCA PTA online at nwcca.memberhub.com/store!  See attached for reasons to join PTSA.  You can also complete the form on the second page and send it to school with your student to join (an alternative to joining online).  Checks should be paid to NWCCA PTSA.

    Reflections Program

    National PTA has a long-standing commitment to arts education. The Reflections program provides opportunities for recognition and access to the arts which boost student confidence and success in the arts and in life.  Each year, over 300,000 students in Pre-K through Grade 12 create original works of art in response to a student-selected theme. This 50+ year-old program helps them explore their own thoughts, feelings and ideas, develop artistic literacy, increase confidence and find a love for learning that will help them become more successful in school and in life. 

    Students submit their completed works of art in one or all of the available arts categories: Dance Choreography, Film Production, Literature, Music Composition, Photography, Visual Arts.

    *Students who identify as having a disability and may receive services under IDEA or ADA: Section 504 may enter in the Special Artist Division or grade division most closely aligned to their functional abilities.

    2023 – 2024 Theme:  I am hopeful because…..

    Due Date:  10/16/23

    Contact the Reflections Committee Chair, Ms. Byron at mbyron2@wcpss.net for more information!

     

    Please submit the following form to Mrs. Walter if you do not want your/your student's name/address/phone number to be released to Military Recruiters/Institutions of Higher Learning. We must have this form in hand by September 22nd, 2023 if you do not want that information shared when requested. This form is applicable to the 23.24 school year only.

    Forms received after September 22nd will be processed as they are received, and student information will be removed from lists shared after the date the form is received.

    NWCCA ROI Military Recruiters/Institutionfo of High Learning Opt Out Form

     

    Senior Families are reminded about the Senior Parent Information Session @ 6 PM on 9.14.2023. 

    North Wake College and Career Academy will offer the PSAT/NMSQT in-person on October 10, 2023 at 7:30 am . All testing this year will be completed in a digital format (no paper and pencil testing).  PSAT/NMSQT registration is open to NWCCA students of all grade levels.  However, the test contains problems with Algebra I and Geometry concepts. Therefore, students who have not successfully completed Math 1 should consider not registering.  

    Students who wish to test with accommodations must have information submitted to College Board by August 28, 2023. Please reach out to, Sherry Bethea sbethea@wcpss.net, to request information be submitted to College Board for approval.

    The PSAT/NMSQT allows 11th grade students the opportunity to potentially qualify for a National Merit scholarship if they receive a very high score (generally the top 1%). For this reason, WCPSS is offering the test free of charge to those students with a weighted GPA of 4.367 or higher.  The PSAT fee for all other students will be $15.30 and must be submitted prior to testing.  Please complete the link for registration and submit payment via this link no later than Monday September 11, 2023.

     

    FROM WCPSS: A MESSAGE TO TRADITIONAL FAMILIES.  GOOD INFORMATION. 

    We are excited to welcome our traditional calendar students back to school on Aug. 28! 

    Here are some brief summaries, with links to more detail, that explain what students can expect when they return to school. We encourage you to keep this message handy and refer to it as needed.

     Welcome to families from Interim Superintendent Bridges

    Interim Superintendent Dr. Randy Bridges introduces incoming superintendent Dr. Robert Taylor, who begins Oct. 1, and highlights the district’s new Strategic Plan: Pathways to Excellence and Equity.

    Review the Student/Parent Handbook

    This guide helps students and families understand the rules and expectations for behavior in school, on the way to and from school and during school-sponsored activities. Every student receives a hard copy at the beginning of the school year.

    Access transportation resources

    Traditional calendar bus riders should have received an email on Aug. 18 with detailed information about bus stops and estimated pick-up and drop-off times. That information also can be found in PowerSchool. Contact your school or transportation customer service at 919-805-3030 if you have questions. Families should visit wcpss.net/busupdates in the morning and afternoon to check for delays. They can also download the Here Comes the Bus app to track their child’s bus. Discuss with your child the importance of appropriate behavior on the bus to help protect everyone in and around the bus. Misbehavior on school buses is subject to disciplinary action.

    New visitor check-in system 

    To continue to provide safe learning environments, all schools have upgraded their visitor check-in system to a district-wide Visitor Management System. The new system will verify all school visitors and check the Sex Offender Registry for potential matches. View details of what to expect when visiting your child’s school. 

    Report a safety concern

    We value our partnership with families and the community in keeping schools safe. Share safety concerns using the WCPSS Tip Line at (919) 856-1911.

    Update your contact information

    It is important for your school to have the most updated contact information for your family. Families who need to update their contact information should contact their school’s data manager. If you did not receive this message as a text, consider opting in for our text messages by texting YES to 67587.

     Apply for free and reduced-price school meals

    To receive free or reduced-price meals for the 2023-24 school year, families must submit a meal benefits application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper copies will be available at your school’s office. For families who completed the 2022-23 meal benefits application, the benefit continues for their student's first 30 school days of the 2023-24 school year. At elementary schools, full-paid breakfast will be $1.50 and lunch will be $3.25. At middle and high schools, full-paid breakfast will be $1.75 and lunch will be $3.50. All students that attend a CEP (Community Eligibility Provision) school will receive their meals at no cost.  Families do not need to complete a meal benefits application for students attending a CEP school.

    Check out school menus in Mealviewer

    Menus will now be available on our interactive website, MealViewer. Monthly school meal menu PDFs will no longer be posted on the district website. In Mealviewer, families will be able to:

    • View 5 weeks of menus in PDF and print if desired

    • Set up multiple profiles at the schools of your choice

    • See any menu changes posted by the manager at each site

    • Choose menu items based on allergens

    • View nutrients and carbohydrate count for each menu item

    • Print menus with carb counts per item and items with allergens designated

    Find student behavioral health support

    Students’ social-emotional well-being is supported by all staff. If you have concerns about your child, or want to learn more about how your school supports student well-being, contact your child’s school counselor. School counselors, psychologists and social workers are available in every school. In addition, Counseling and Student Services offers resources that may help students and families improve their health and wellness.

    Review technology resources for families

    Find technology policies, forms and resources on how we keep our students safe online at wcpss.net/technology.

     

    Learn more about online classroom tools

    Canvas is the universal Learning Management System for WCPSS. Canvas is a digital space where students can engage with lessons, activities, assessments, and other subject content. Families can connect with their student’s classroom through Observer Accounts and get support using Canvas at the WCPSS Tech Guides site.  Watch these videos that highlight how a first gradermiddle school students, and a parent use Canvas.

    Purchase student accident insurance

    Each school year, parents have the option to purchase accident insurance for their child through a WCPSS-contracted provider, which offers a variety of plans and coverages. Students who participate in interscholastic or intramural activities are required to have insurance, per board policy. Student accident insurance can be purchased at the provider’s website any time during the school year. See www.wcpss.net/insurance for the current student accident insurance plans and claim form.

    Follow us on social media

    For another way to keep up-to-date with what’s happening in our district, follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

     

    Weekly Message, August 18, 2023

    We hope that all our students are getting adjusted to their new schedule.  I know mornings are tough. But we made it through week two!

    Please take a moment to review our PTSA newsletter. We have a very active PTSA. I encourage you to join. 

    https://nwcca.memberhub.com/sends/266ce95b-795d-45ae-b310-718996d67af6/view/

    Please join us next Wednesday at 7pm for a PTSA meeting, via google.  All are welcome. The link is below. 

    meet.google.com/oac-sdyq-pag

    Seniors, you must have your second dose of the meningococcal vaccine by September 8.  You will be exempted from school if you do not. 

    Senior Breakfast is next Friday.  Please sign up to bring food so we can celebrate them. The sign up genius link is below. 

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4fa8a92ea1f94-nwcca1#/

    Just a reminder that students should only be using cell phones during class under the direction of a teacher.  Otherwise they are to be put in their backpack or in the caddy in class. Students who have finished work can utilize our ACT prep books. 

    STUDENT DEVICE POLICY UPDATE FOR ‘23-’24

    Students who experience damage to their device during the school year that cannot be repaired under warranty or on site will receive a maximum of one replacement per school year. 

    • Students who experience damage to their device during the school year who have already received their replacement will not receive a second replacement and must use school devices during the school day only. No “Day-Use” devices will be sent.

     

    Meet the Teacher: September 7 from 6-7.  We look forward to meeting you!

    Senior Events: 

    Senior breakfast 8:00 am on Friday the 25th. 

    Senior Sunset parking space decoration event. 8/24 from 6-8. Seniors bring your own materials. 

    Senior Family Information Night presented by Ms. Walter. 9/14 at 6 pm.

    Morehead-Cain nomination form applications due Wednesday, August 23, at 2:30. 

    Thank you for all your support.  I hope you have a great weekend!

     

    Weekly Message August 11, 2023

     
    Thanks for a great first week!
     
    We have had a great first week.  We met our 9th graders on Monday and helped to acclimate them to high school.  All our students returned on Tuesday. Ms. Lacy Garner and myself visited each class to introduce ourselves which was really fun. We had a fantastic year last year and want to keep it going. We got an A on the NC report card, the only Northern Area School to do so.  We had a 100% graduation rate.  We were number 1 in the country in sending kids to college.  We are in the top 5% of the state in EVAAS growth. We are a Magnet School of Distinction and we received accreditation. Lots of good news!

    Our leadership team reflected on this data last summer and asked that we emphasize dress code. We met with students by grade level to review the WCPSS policy. We have visited classes.  When we see a student not in dress code, we do not call that student out in class.  Rather we wait for a more discreet time to discuss it, offer a shirt, or have the student call home. 

    We have asked students to refrain from cell phone use during class.  Students can leave their phone in their book bag or in a caddy in each class. Students who have completed work and have extra time can work on ACT prep questions, as that is an area of focus this year.  Each teacher has ACT Prep books available. 

     

    Please see the pasted information below from child nutrition services: 

    CNS has received numerous communications from the Department of Public Instruction that impact the student co-pay for reduced-price eligible students.   We were initially informed that reduced-price eligible students did not have to pay for their meals for the 2023-2024 SY, then advised that they did need to pay the reduced-price.  Most recently, we received another notice indicating breakfast could be offered at no cost but the no-cost lunch was pending the approval of the state budget.   Due to changing information being released, we have decided to continue to allow reduced-price eligible students to receive breakfast and lunch at no cost to allow more time for further consideration.

    We have moved to one lunch this year.  We are working through the kinks. Our CNS staff has new software which makes ringing kids up a little slower.  We anticipate as they acclimate it will speed up.  Also, we are working to give juniors and seniors their off campus lunch pass and so have more students on campus. Lastly, all students are in READY this week and next. When we begin Griffins Den, we will start lunch 30 minutes earlier and so have an hour for lunch. Thank you for your patience as we work through the new schedule. Today, all students had 20 minutes for lunch. 

     

    Please see information pasted below about electronic devices:  

    STUDENT DEVICE POLICY UPDATE FOR ‘23-’24

     

    • Students who experience damage to their device during the school year that cannot be repaired under warranty or on site will receive a maximum of one replacement per school year. 

    • Students who experience damage to their device during the school year who have already received their replacement will not receive a second replacement and must use school devices during the school day only. No “Day-Use” devices will be sent.

     

     

    Schedule changes are done. We will deny future requests unless there are extenuating circumstances. 

    We will continue the READY schedule the next week. Students learn information about school resources. 

     

    The strategic plan has been approved by the school board. Focus areas are operations, social emotional learning, academics, and equity. 

    Please read entire plan below. 

    https://www.wcpss.net/strategic-plan

     

    We can’t wait for week 2! Please see our website for additional information.  Please contact me if you have questions. 

     

    Weekly Message May 21, 2023

    We are almost there! Just two days left. 

    Monday: 4th period exams

    Tuesday: Make Up Exams

    Seniors: Graduation practice is at Meymandie Hall at 11:00 on Tuesday

    Seniors: GRADUATION is Wednesday at Meymandie Hall at 4:00 pm. 

    We thank our seniors for their hard work and leadership the past 4 years and are excited to see them embark on the next part of their journey. 

    Juniors: It is time to inform our current 11th and rising 12th graders about the required Meningococcal immunization.

    I am including information sheets with 3rd quarter report cards.

    Please provide the following information to Remind, school website and Principal's message.

     

    North Carolina now requires Meningococcal vaccine for entry into 12th grade.

    Please be sure to provide documentation of your student's vaccine to the school as soon as possible.

    Please see the attached information.

     

    Have a Great Week!

     

    Weekly Message May 14, 2023

    Happy Mother’s Day to all our mothers.  We appreciate your love, kindness and hard work.  Thank you for all you do to make our students special. 

    We are at the end of the year.  Please encourage your student to finish strong. Our teachers are supportive and helpful. Check Power school and if you have concerns please let the teacher know. 

    THANK YOU!!!!  Our PTSA did a wonderful job supporting our teachers! Each day they provided our teachers with lunch or a snack or breakfast.  Thank you!

    Exams: 

    The final exam schedule is: 

    May 17- 1st

    May 18- 2nd

    May 19- 3rd

    May 22- 4th

    The exams are from 7:25 to 11:30.  Some students may finish early and are allowed to leave once all students in their class have finished their exams Please see the attached permission to leave and please have it completed and turned in to Ms. Lee before exams.  Thank you. 

    Thank you to all our parents who came to Senior Awards Night and the Awards Ceremony.  It was so much fun to celebrate the hard work of our students. 

    Rising Seniors:  Please see the attached information regarding a required vaccine for next year. 

     

    Weekly Message May 7

    We are at the end of the year.  Please encourage your student to finish strong. Our teachers are supportive and helpful. Check Power school and if you have concerns please let the teacher know. 

    Important Dates!

    Teacher Appreciation Week is this week. Our PTSA has planned activities for each day. Please see the sign up genius below for how you can help. 

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4fa4a72caaf8c61-staff1#/

    Early Release May 9. We dismiss at 12:18

    AP Testing is this week. 

    The final exam schedule is: 

    May 17- 1st

    May 18- 2nd

    May 19- 3rd

    May 22- 4th

    Senior Picnic is May 10 at Strike and Barrel

    Senior Awards Night: May 11 at 6pm

    Awards Ceremony: May 12.  We will have an alternate schedule that day. Parents will be notified by Ms. Lee if their child is receiving an award. 

    Graduation: May 24th at 4pm.  8 tix per student. 

    Graduation Rehearsal:  May 23rd at 11 am. 

    Panorama Survey: Wake County Family Surveys are live! The Survey runs through May 12. We need your help to ensure we hear from as many family voices as possible! Family Survey - Please take this WCPSS survey. Please complete the survey as soon as possible.    Here is a quick link to the survey:  WCPSS Family Survey

     

    Lunch Hero Week: It is lunch hero week. We are very grateful for the work of Ms. Faison and Ms. Pope to keep us fed each and every day.  Please take a moment to say thanks. 

    Senior Updates from Ms. Walter: 

    Caps & Gowns were distributed on Friday. If your student did not receive their Cap/Gown, and they were present on Friday, then they have not yet ordered. This needs to be done ASAP to ensure that it arrives by our scheduled Graduation Date. The link to order is [http://The link is here.]here. 

    Seniors interested in speaking at graduation ceremony should complete this form no later than May 5, 2023.Graduation Speaker Application Form.docx

    Graduation guests with accessibility needs (Wheelchair and/or Interpretation Services) must be identified. Please complete this form no later than May 5, 2023, if you have a guest with an identified need. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyCj_u1bffz4uSFit5GLGWJN5tGBockwNl0SZ-UMbmHqXNNA/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Please update Scholarship Information here

    Please update 23.24 plans here. *Remember that you will need to request your transcript to be sent to In State schools via CFNC & Out of State schools via the WCPSS Transcript Reporting Portal (https://wcpss.scriborder.com/). 

    If you are attending St. Augustine’s (23.24) please see attachments -- Scholarship Info. & Tuition Reduction. 

    Don't forget to check out the Scholarship Calendar & Scholarship Bulletin information. This information can be found on the Student Services website under College & Career -- Scholarships. 

    Senior Awards Night -- May 11th @ 6 PM @ NWCCA.

    Senior Fees are $32 and are due by 5.19.23. 

    *Please review last week's email, as needed, for new scholarships shared last week.

     

    We can do it!

    Weekly Message, April 30, 2023

    Important Dates!

    Early Release May 9

    AP Testing is this week. 

    The final exam schedule is: 

    May 17- 1st

    May 18- 2nd

    May 19- 3rd

    May 22- 4th

    Beta Club, National Art Honor Society and National Honor Society: Awards Night: May 3 at 6pm

    Senior Picnic is May 10

    Senior Awards Night: May 11 at 6pm

    Awards Ceremony: May 12.  We will have an alternate schedule that day.

    Graduation: May 24th at 4pm.  8 tix per student. 

    Graduation Rehearsal:  May 23rd at 11 am. 

    Panorama Survey: Wake County Family Surveys are live! The Survey runs through May 12. We need your help to ensure we hear from as many family voices as possible! Please share the family survey link with your families and encourage all families to complete the survey before May 12: surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family.

    Lunch Hero Week: It is lunch hero week. We are very grateful for the work of Ms. Faison and Ms. Pope to keep us fed each and every day.  Please take a moment to say thanks. 

    Congrats to an amazing collaboration between art and EMT.  Art made up our students with injuries and EMT triaged them. 

    Thank you to Ms. Murray and Ms. Walter who organized an amazing prom.  The kids were beautiful and the dancing was fun. 

    Senior Updates from Ms. Walter: 

    Caps & Gowns were distributed on Friday. If your student did not receive their Cap/Gown, and they were present on Friday, then they have not yet ordered. This needs to be done ASAP to ensure that it arrives by our scheduled Graduation Date. The link to order is [http://The link is here.]here. 

    Seniors interested in speaking at graduation ceremony should complete this form no later than May 5, 2023.Graduation Speaker Application Form.docx

    Graduation guests with accessibility needs (Wheelchair and/or Interpretation Services) must be identified. Please complete this form no later than May 5, 2023, if you have a guest with an identified need. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyCj_u1bffz4uSFit5GLGWJN5tGBockwNl0SZ-UMbmHqXNNA/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Please update Scholarship Information here

    Please update 23.24 plans here. *Remember that you will need to request your transcript to be sent to In State schools via CFNC & Out of State schools via the WCPSS Transcript Reporting Portal (https://wcpss.scriborder.com/). 

    If you are attending St. Augustine’;s (23.24) please see attachments -- Scholarship Info. & Tuition Reduction. 

    Don't forget to check out the Scholarship Calendar & Scholarship Bulletin information. This information can be found on the Student Services website under College & Career -- Scholarships. 

    Senior Awards Night -- May 11th @ 6 PM @ NWCCA.

    Senior Fees are $32 and are due by 5.19.23. 

    *Please review last week's email, as needed, for new scholarships shared last week.

     

    Weekly Message, April 23,2023

    Important Dates!

    Early Release May 9

    BSU Poetry Slam: Wednesday from 10:20-10:50

    Club Day: This Friday!

    The final exam schedule is: 

    May 17- 1st

    May 18- 2nd

    May 19- 3rd

    May 22- 4th

    Beta Club, National Art Honor Society and National Honor Society: Awards Night: May 3 at 6pm

    Senior Awards Night: May 11 at 6pm

    Awards Ceremony: May 12.  We will have an alternate schedule that day.

    Graduation: May 24th at 4pm.  8 tix per student. 

    Graduation Rehearsal:  May 23rd at 11 am. 

    Panorama Survey: Wake County Family Surveys are live! The Survey runs through May 12. We need your help to ensure we hear from as many family voices as possible! Please share the family survey link with your families and encourage all families to complete the survey before May 12: survey

    Administrative Assistant Week is this week. Please take a moment to shoot and email or say thanks when you visit. Ms. Coats is our data manager. Ms. Harrington is our school bookkeeper and secretary.  Ms. Lee is our receptionist.  We are grateful for their hard work and expertise every day of the year. . 

     

    Senior Updates from Ms. Walter: 

    Caps & Gowns were distributed on Friday. If your student did not receive their Cap/Gown, and they were present on Friday, then they have not yet ordered. This needs to be done ASAP to ensure that it arrives by our scheduled Graduation Date. The link to order is [http://The link is here.]here. 

    Seniors interested in speaking at graduation ceremony should complete this form no later than May 5, 2023.Graduation Speaker Application Form.docx

    Graduation guests with accessibility needs (Wheelchair and/or Interpretation Services) must be identified. Please complete this form no later than May 5, 2023, if you have a guest with an identified need. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyCj_u1bffz4uSFit5GLGWJN5tGBockwNl0SZ-UMbmHqXNNA/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Please update Scholarship Information here

    Please update 23.24 plans here. *Remember that you will need to request your transcript to be sent to In State schools via CFNC & Out of State schools via the WCPSS Transcript Reporting Portal (https://wcpss.scriborder.com/). 

    If you are attending St. Augustine’;s (23.24) please see attachments -- Scholarship Info. & Tuition Reduction. 

    Don't forget to check out the Scholarship Calendar & Scholarship Bulletin information. This information can be found on the Student Services website under College & Career -- Scholarships. 

    Senior Awards Night -- May 11th @ 6 PM @ NWCCA.

    Senior Fees are $32 and are due by 5.19.23. 

    *Please review last week's email, as needed, for new scholarships shared last week.

    Have a Great Week!

    Weekly Message, April 17, 2023

    Interims went home last Friday.  Please review your child’s interims and contact their teachers with questions. 

    The final exam schedule is: 

    May 17- 1st

    May 18- 2nd

    May 19- 3rd

    May 22- 4th

    Beta Club, National Art Honor Society and National Honor Society: Awards Night: May 3 at 6pm

    Senior Awards Night: May 11 at 6pm

    Awards Ceremony: May 12.  We will have an alternate schedule that day.

    Graduation: May 24th at 4pm.  8 tix per student. 

    Graduation Rehearsal:  May 23rd at 11 am. 

    Panorama Survey: Wake County Family Surveys are live! The Survey runs through May 12. We need your help to ensure we hear from as many family voices as possible! Please share the family survey link with your families and encourage all families to complete the survey before May 12: surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family.

    Data Manager Appreciation Day is this Wednesday. 

    Administrative Assistant Week is next week. 

    Senior Updates from Ms. Walter: 

    Caps & Gowns were distributed on Friday. If your student did not receive their Cap/Gown, and they were present on Friday, then they have not yet ordered. This needs to be done ASAP to ensure that it arrives by our scheduled Graduation Date. The link to order is [http://The link is here.]here. 

    Seniors interested in speaking at graduation ceremony should complete this form no later than May 5, 2023.Graduation Speaker Application Form.docx

    Graduation guests with accessibility needs (Wheelchair and/or Interpretation Services) must be identified. Please complete this form no later than May 5, 2023, if you have a guest with an identified need. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdyCj_u1bffz4uSFit5GLGWJN5tGBockwNl0SZ-UMbmHqXNNA/viewform?usp=sf_link

    Please update Scholarship Information here

    Please update 23.24 plans here. *Remember that you will need to request your transcript to be sent to In State schools via CFNC & Out of State schools via the WCPSS Transcript Reporting Portal (https://wcpss.scriborder.com/). 

    If you are attending St. Augustines (23.24) please see attachments -- Scholarship Info. & Tuition Reduction. 

    Don't forget to check out the Scholarship Calendar & Scholarship Bulletin information. This information can be found on the Student Services website under College & Career -- Scholarships. 

    Senior Awards Night -- May 11th @ 6 PM @ NWCCA.

    Senior Fees are $32 and are due by 5.19.23. 

    *Please review last week's email, as needed, for new scholarships shared last week.

    Weekly Message, April 9, 2023

     

    Thank you to our parents who brought in biscuits and juice for the honor roll breakfast.  Over 270 students made the honor roll in the second or third quarter.  Thank you for supporting our students!

    It is spirit week this week! We have a pep rally scheduled for Friday. Spirit Days are: 

    Monday: PJ’s Vs. Onesies

    Tuesday: Bikers vs. Surfers

    Wednesday: Anything but a backpack

    Thursday: College vs. Pro Sports

    Friday: Color Wars: Freshmen- yellow, Sophomores-Blue, Juniors-pink, Seniors- Tie-dye

    The final exam schedule is: 

    May 17- 1st

    May 18- 2nd

    May 19- 3rd

    May 22- 4th

    May 23- Make up

     

    Beta Club, National Art Honor Society and National Honor Society: Awards Night: May 3

    Senior Awards Night: May 11

    Awards Ceremony: May 12

    I hope everyone survived the rain last weekend and is ready for a great week!

     

    Weekly Message, April 2, 2023

    We are having an honor roll breakfast this Thursday.  Please donate items for breakfast.  Students will receive their honor roll letter on Wednesday. 

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0948A5AE2BA6FF2-honor

    Honor Roll Breakfast

    Hello Parents, We are hosting the North Wake CCA Honor Roll Breakfast on April 6th. We are in need of  biscuits and juice for our Honor Roll students. If you are able to donate items it would be very much appreciated. Just select your items from the Sign-Up Genius and bring those items to the front office before school starts on Thursday, April 6th.  Email Megan Walter (mwalter@wcpss.net) if you have questions, etc..  Thank you 

    www.signupgenius.com

     

     

    We have an Early Release day on Thursday, April 6.  Students will be released at 12:18. There will be bag lunches served in the cafeteria. 

    Friday, April 7, is a holiday.  There is no school that day. 

    Please congratulate our Beta Club. The have received the honor of merit status for academic excellence and community service. 

    Parents, in the next month you will receive a survey called the Panorama Survey.  Please take a few minutes to fill it out.  We use your responses to plan our school improvement. 

    Ms. Smith won the 2022-2023 Media Specialist of the Year. Please click the link below to gather more information about our amazing media Specialist. 

    https://wakeconnect.wcpss.net/sites/recognition/News/74197/employee-spotlight-angel-smith-at-north-wake-college-and-career-academy-is-named-school-library-media-coordinator-of-the-year

    Thank you to all who participated in campus cleanup.  We had a great time.  It was a beautiful day.  Mulch was spread and trash was picked up.  Thank you!

    From our new Assistant Principal  Ms. Lacy-Garner: Hello, I am Chanin Lacy-Garner. I am a Wake County native and a product of the Wake County Public School System. I have worked in the Wake County Public School system for 22 years. I have served as a Teacher, Math Coach, and an Assistant Principal. I have served as an Assistant Principal for 12 years. I have worked in various schools in the district, and I have experience at the Elementary Level and the Secondary Level. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and going to the beach. I am very excited to be joining the staff at North Wake College and Career Academy.

    Current Juniors:  You must provide proof of the meningococcal vaccine to be allowed to be enrolled as a senior. 

    That is all the announcements for this week. I hope everyone had a great weekend.

    Weekly Message, March 27, 2023

     Congratulations to Ms. Angel Smith, the 2023-2024 Media Specialist of the year.  Wake County has over 190 schools, and she is number 1!!!

    The PTSA is sponsoring a campus clean up on Saturday, April 1. Please encourage students to attend.  They will receive service hours. 

    Report cards went home on Friday.  Please ask your student for it.  Please contact the teacher if you have concerns about a grade. 

     

    Ms. Shahid-El, counselor for 9-11, is out on leave and will not return until the last week of school. 

    From our new Assistant Principal  Ms. Lacy-Garner: Hello, I am Chanin Lacy-Garner. I am a Wake County native and a product of the Wake County Public School System. I have worked in the Wake County Public School system for 22 years. I have served as a Teacher, Math Coach, and an Assistant Principal. I have served as an Assistant Principal for 12 years. I have worked in various schools in the district, and I have experience at the Elementary Level and the Secondary Level. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and going to the beach. I am very excited to be joining the staff at North Wake College and Career Academy

     

    We had a great turnout for PBL night.  Thank you to our students who presented, thanks to the teachers who came to facilitate, and thank you to our parents.  We loved seeing you. 

     

    We have a Teacher Workday on Friday, March 31.  There is no school for students. 

     

    Please see the pasted information about Future Teachers below. 

    Apply to Future Teachers by March 31  

    Graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university for the fall semester and who intend to pursue a K-12 teaching career are encouraged to apply to the Future Teachers program through March 31. This program offers students an annual summer professional development stipend, a WCPSS teaching position upon graduation, and the opportunity to develop a professional network. Watch a recorded information session to learn more.

    From Ms. Walter for Seniors: 

     

    1. Common App Tasks are all current. 

    2. The NWCCA Scholarship Reporting Tool is Live. Please report scholarships/grants received -- even if you are not planning to accept the scholarship/grant. 

    3. If you have not ordered your Cap/Gown, please do so soon. The link is here

    4. Senior Fees are $32. Those should be paid no later than May 19, 2023. 

    5. Students attending a post-secondary school next year should ensure that they have completed the FAFSA. If you need help, please reach out to our Financial Aid Counselor, Ms. Linda Taylor, at ltaylor@wcpss.net. 

    6. Please make sure that you are regularly checking the Scholarship Bulletins and Scholarship Calendar -- there are many new ones posted with dates upcoming. March Bulletin has been posted and I just added a couple new ones ... See April 10th and 28th dates -- those are new since last posted. Future Educator? Please check out those dates specifically as those just were added today!

    7. New Scholarship Added to Scholarship Calendar (2023 Raleigh Engineers Club Scholarship). You can view more information by visiting the Scholarship Calendar and viewing the information on the April 21st date -- scholarship due date. 

    8. Seniors will be given 8 tickets to the graduation ceremony on May 24th. A ticket will be required for all guests regardless of age, etc.

    Current Juniors:  You must provide proof of the meningococcal vaccine to be allowed to be enrolled as a senior. 

     

    Weekly Message Addendums, March 20, 2023

     
    This Thursday is the Awards Ceremony for Media Specialist of the Year.  Our Media Specialist is one of the 3 finalists. Just to put that in perspective, Wake County has over 190 schools. Please congratulate Ms. Smith and wish her luck on Thursday!
     
    The PTSA is sponsoring a campus clean up on Saturday, April 1. Please encourage students to attend.  They will receive service hours. 
     
    The PTSA nominating committee is looking for parent help next year. There are four positions, President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary.  Please contact Dr. Dastgiri at cdastgiri@wcpss.net.  The time requirement is minimal. We have zoom meetings on Wednesday at 6:30 throughout the year.  
     
    Please see the pasted information about Future Teachers below. 

    Apply to Future Teachers by March 31  

    Graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a college or university for the fall semester and who intend to pursue a K-12 teaching career are encouraged to apply to the Future Teachers program through March 31. This program offers students an annual summer professional development stipend, a WCPSS teaching position upon graduation, and the opportunity to develop a professional network. Watch a recorded information session to learn more.

     

    Please see the Info below about EBT benefits: 

     

    Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) benefits still available for eligible families this school year

    Pandemic EBT (P-EBT) is a temporary program that gives food assistance benefits to eligible families when their child misses school due to COVID-19 (sick, quarantine, temporary virtual instruction while enrolled in a physical school). The student will receive $8.18 for each day of COVID-related absences. Your child’s school must code the absence as COVID-related. Benefits are given on an EBT card, which works like a debit card. You can use it to buy food at stores that accept EBT cards.

    P-EBT benefits are available to:

    • Students who get free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program and meet other criteria

    • Children 5 years old and younger in an active Food and Nutrition Services (FNS/food stamps) case

     

    Please see information below from our data manager Ms. Coats about Powerschool

    Weekly Message, March 20, 2023

    I hope that everyone had a wonderful spring break!  We are excited to start the 4th quarter tomorrow.  Graduation is just around the corner!

    Please know that Early Release is this Friday.  We will dismiss at 12:18  We will serve bag lunches in the cafeteria. 
     
    We are starting quarter 4 tomorrow. We will distribute quarter 3 report cards on Friday. 
     
    We will have ACT make up for students who missed it on Tuesday. 
     
    And most importantly, Thursday is PBL night.  Please come a see a showcase of our student work throughout the year.  It is from 6pm to 7pm at North Wake. 
     
    All 12th grade students will be participating in WorkKeys testing during the week of March 20th.   Students will test by 1st period classes in T-7.  Testing will likely run into a portion of 2nd period classes as well.
     
    From our art department; During the fall semester our art one students participated in the Memory Project. They created pieces of inspirational art for students in Nigeria. Earlier this month that artwork was delivered, and the Memory Project sent us a video. 
     
     
    From Ms. Walter for Seniors: 
     
    1. Common App Tasks are all current. 
    2. The NWCCA Scholarship Reporting Tool is Live. Please report scholarships/grants received -- even if you are not planning to accept the scholarship/grant. 
    3. If you have not ordered your Cap/Gown, please do so soon. The link is here
    4. Senior Fees are $32. Those should be paid no later than May 19, 2023. 
    5. Students attending a post-secondary school next year should ensure that they have completed the FAFSA. If you need help, please reach out to our Financial Aid Counselor, Ms. Linda Taylor, at ltaylor@wcpss.net. 
    6. Please make sure that you are regularly checking the Scholarship Bulletins and Scholarship Calendar -- there are many new ones posted with dates upcoming. March Bulletin has been posted and I just added a couple new ones ... See April 10th and 28th dates -- those are new since last posted. Future Educator? Please check out those dates specifically as those just were added today!
    7. New Scholarship Added to Scholarship Calendar (2023 Raleigh Engineers Club Scholarship). You can view more information by visiting the Scholarship Calendar and viewing the information on the April 21st date -- scholarship due date. 
    8. Seniors will be given 8 tickets to the graduation ceremony on May 24th. A ticket will be required for all guests regardless of age, etc.

    Weekly Message, March 5, 2023

    The ACT will be given on Tuesday, March 7. 

    PBL( Project Based Learning) night will be March 23 from 6 to 7.  Please come out and see your student present their PBL project. 

    This Friday, March 10, is the end of the quarter.  Please check Powerschool to see if your student has missing work that could be turned in this week. 

    Welcome to new students on March 9, from 6-7.  New students will be registering for classes with our Dean of students. 

    There will be a severe weather drill this week. 

    Have a great week.  Only one left until spring break!

    Weekly Message, February 26

    I hope everyone enjoyed the beautiful weather this weekend. We have two events this week. We have our financial literacy event on Tuesday.  All freshmen will participate in a mock life budget exercise. The Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce sponsors the event and it is facilitated by professionals from all different fields. 

    This week ends our Black History Month celebrations.  Thank you to all the students and teachers who participated in events to celebrate Black History. 

    Our counselors are meeting with 3rd period classes to register students. Please ask your student to show you what he or she has asked for for classes next year. 

    That is all the announcements for this week. Have a great week!

    Weekly Message, February 12

     

    North Wake is again a Magnet School of Distinction!  It is a high honor.  Thank you to all our community for making this a wonderful place and a great learning opportunity. 

    Join us for the PTSA General Membership Meeting - This Wednesday, Feb 15 at 6:30PM

     

    General Membership Meeting

    Wednesday, February 15 · 6:30 – 7:30pm

    Google Meet joining info

    Video call link: https://meet.google.com/kqm-rvci-tke

    Or dial: ‪(US) +1 678-631-8365‬ PIN: ‪782 952 857‬#

    More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/kqm-rvci-tke?pin=841428297897

     

    This week is bus driver appreciation week. Now, more than ever, we realize that our bus drivers are essential employees.  We have been lucky this year compared to other schools in terms of the amount of routes canceled, but we have had a few.  Please take a moment to thank your child’s driver. We are so grateful for their work. 

     

    The Black Student Union will be hosting the 2nd Annual African American Culture Fair on Friday, February 17th from 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm and the entire student body is invited. Please reference this document for the exhibits/rooms and the rotation schedule.

     

    Application Night for Rising Juniors!

    It’s not too late to sign up for Next week’s meeting! The meeting link will be sent out today for registered participants in BUS, ECE and CUL for Thursday’s Feb 16th Application Night at 6:30 pm! Please see email below!

    Virtual Application Nights 2023 Registration for Rising Juniors (Current Sophomores) Register Here

     

    Weekly Message February 5

    Hello everyone, 

    Dr. Battle has approved NAHS to start a Kindness Wall at North Wake. NAHS members have been creating a display and cutting out hearts for the school to participate in a group installation. 

    The Kindness Wall is a simple way to show appreciation for our school community. It will be on display for the month of February. Students and Staff may participate by writing short notes on paper hearts. Notes can be Thank Yous, shout outs, or just a time you felt kindness from another person. Paper hearts will be in teacher boxes starting Friday and a bucket of blank hearts will be left in the mailroom. Filled out hearts can be returned to my mailbox to be put on display. 

    NAHS hopes you and your students participate,

    Interim reports came out  on Friday.  If your child did not show you his or her interims please let us know.  One of our goals this year is to increase the number of parents using Power School. Please contact us at 919- 694-8650

    It is National School Counselor appreciation week. Please take a moment to shout out thanks to Ms, Shahid_ (jshahidel@wcpss.net) and Ms. Walter (mwalter@wcpss.net)

    Our curriculum fair was held February 2nd.  It was time to ask questions regarding registration next year. There are links to videos by every department chair explaining their courses on our website. If you have questions during registration, please contact your student’s counselor. They will begin getting into 3rd periods next week to register students. Teachers have made recommendations.  You can see them on line on Powerschool.  One of our goals is to increase the number of parents on Powerschool so please ask us for help to get on. 919-694-8650. 

    Rising Juniors and Parents, the Time has come!

    Please “Save the Date” for Wake Technical Community College Application Night. Your student is now a rising Junior at NWCCA. Next year, as juniors, they will begin their Collegiate journey, how exciting is this! So, break out the sparkling Apple Cider and join us on one of the following dates to complete your Wake Tech Application. Student and Parent participation is highly recommended as we will complete the application together and share other very important information before the start of the Fall 2023 semester. You must register for the event using the link below in advance to receive the meeting code about a week before the event! I look forward to meeting you all virtually!

    Virtual Application Nights 2023 Registration for Rising Juniors (Current Sophomores) Register Here

     

    Weekly Message, January 30th

    Curriculum Fair 2.2.2023 beginning at 6 PM (Virtual). Information will be posted on 1.30.23, on the website, through talking points, and Remind, in the evening.  The curriculum fair is an opportunity for students and parents to gain information about the courses offered at North Wake before they register for the next school year.  Please join us. 

     

    Thank you to our SGA advisors, Ms. Murray and Ms. Walter,  for putting together a great winter dance.  We had 75 kids come and dance and enjoy each other's company. There were a lot of teacher chaperones.  Thank you to all who helped. 

    Counselor Appreciation week starts February 6, 2023. 

    We have Ready this Friday.  Interim Reports go home on Friday. 

    Rising Juniors and Parents, the Time has come!

    Please “Save the Date” for Wake Technical Community College Application Night. Your student is now a rising Junior at NWCCA. Next year, as juniors, they will begin their Collegiate journey. How exciting is this! So, break out the sparkling Apple Cider and join us on one of the following dates to complete your Wake Tech Application. Student and parent participation is highly recommended as we will complete the application together and share other very important information before the start of the Fall 2023 semester. You must register for the event using the link below in advance to receive the meeting code about a week before the event! I look forward to meeting you all virtually!

    Virtual Application Nights 2023 Registration for Rising Juniors (Current Sophomores) Register Here

    Week of January 17

    Thank you to all who came to Meet the Teacher.  We had a great turnout and enjoyed meeting our students’ parents. 

    The winter semi-formal is January 27.  Tickets are $20 and include pizza and a snack.  Please see Ms. Walter or Ms. Murray for tickets.  No outside guests are allowed. 

    Please do not check students out after 1:50. 

    We will have Ready this Friday.

    Week of January 9th

    We have Open House on January 12, at 6pm.  Meet your child’s teachers and get information about the classes.  Come early at 5:30 and bring a dinner and meet in the cafeteria. We can get to know each other and spend time together. 

    Students cannot be checked out of school after 1:50 pm.

    Home Base / PowerSchool Parent Portal

    Home Base, powered by the PowerSchool application, gives parents access to real-time information including attendance, grades,  school assignment, and bus stop information. Families with multiple students can also set up their accounts to view all their students at one time, with one login.

    Parents can find up-to-date transportation information (including route number and stop location) in your student’s Home Base/PowerSchool account. Use your computer to sign in to Home Base and find your transportation information. This feature is not available in the Home Base app.

    If there is a situation where a parent or legal guardian should not receive access to student data, please notify the school immediately.

    Our Student Information Data Manager, Mrs. Coats (ccoats2@wcpss.net), would be happy to create a Home Base / PowerSchool Parent Portal account for each parent or legal guardian that submits a request.

     
    Week of January 3

    I hope every one had a restful holiday break. We are glad to get you back.

    Thank you to our PTSA for breakfast this morning. It was a treat!

    School will resume on Thursday.  We have an alternate schedule as we will have no Griffin's den.  Our kids start off fresh and so we will not do a Griffin’s den until a few grades are in the gradebook.  Speak of gradebook, please access your child’s parent portal to keep track of their gades, 

    We have open house on January 12. At 5:30, please bring dinner and PTSA will provide dessert. 

    Students cannot be checked out of school after 1:50pm

    Home Base / PowerSchool Parent Portal

    Home Base, powered by the PowerSchool application, gives parents access to real-time information including attendance, grades,  school assignment, and bus stop information. Families with multiple students can also set up their accounts to view all their students at one time, with one login.

    Parents can find up-to-date transportation information (including route number and stop location) in your student’s Home Base/PowerSchool account. Use your computer to sign in to Home Base and find your transportation information. This feature is not available in the Home Base app.

    If there is a situation where a parent or legal guardian should not receive access to student data, please notify the school immediately.

    Our Student Information Data Manager, Mrs. Coats (ccoats2@wcpss.net), would be happy to create a Home Base / PowerSchool Parent Portal account for each parent or legal guardian that submits a request. 

    The North Wake College and Career Academy Black Student Union Griffins are back for our 2nd year in the Students Against Hunger Competition for the Food Bank of NC. Last year North Wake Academy provided 671 meals and our Virtual Food Drive raised $100 and we collected over 200lbs of food!  We are excited to continue the mission of supporting those in need and providing meals to people in the community.   If you would like to donate to the virtual food drive, please do so using this link or bring canned goods and non-perishable food items to the school and place them in the donation boxes in the Cafeteria, in the front lobby or in the trailer in front of room T4. 

    Week of December 12th 

    23.24 Student School Assignment strips. For students whose family does not have a PowerSchool Parent Portal account, they were sent home on Friday, December 9th. If you did not receive one please look in your parent portal account for your student’s 23.24 school assignment information. 

    WTCC students must return their NWCCA Permission for Late Arrival Juniors or Permission for Early Release Seniors for  December 14th by Friday, December 9th at 2:30 PM. Students without a form on file at the end of the day on the 9th will be marked Tardy or Absent if they arrive late or leave early on the 14th. 

    Hello families, our school is currently going through an accreditation with COGNIA, a global organization that develops school improvement initiatives and gives world-wide recognition to schools. Part of this process requires us to solicit input from parents about what is working well in the school and what we could be doing better.  We need 13 more responses to meet the quota. Please click on the link and give us your honest feedback about the culture, expectations, and successes of our school on this five minute survey! Thank you! 

    https://eprovesurveys.advanced.org/surveys/#/action/207908/62880

    Please see our Exam Schedule below.  Exams are from 7:25 to 11:00 am. There is a permission form required for students to leave the exam once they are finished. Please complete the form and return it to Ms. Lee in the main office. The buses will run after exams are complete at 11:30.  Bag lunches will be available in the cafeteria. If you have no exam scheduled for make-up day, you do not come to school. 

    December 15: 1st period

    December 16: 2nd period

    December 19: 3rd period

    December 20: 4th period

    December 21: Make up exams

    The North Wake College and Career Academy Black Student Union Griffins are back for our 2nd year in the Students Against Hunger Competition for the Food Bank of NC. Last year North Wake Academy provided 671 meals and our Virtual Food Drive raised $100 and we collected over 200lbs of food!  We are excited to continue the mission of supporting those in need and providing meals to people in the community.   If you would like to donate to the virtual food drive, please do so using this link or bring canned goods and non-perishable food items to the school and place them in the donation boxes in the Cafeteria, in the front lobby or in the trailer in front of room T4. 

    We are in the last week of recruitment.  Applications for students new to North Wake for the 2023-2024 school year are due December 14.  Please send any interested applicants to our website under the magnet tab for information and the application. 

    Parents: Please utilize the carpool lane.  Carpool goes quickly and it is not safe to park by the buses.  One, you block the buses in and they run on a tight schedule.  Two, your child has to walk in front of buses which is not safe. We ask this genuinely. We will ask Officer Morris to enforce it if changes are not made. 

    Ms. Shahid-EL will be in Mr. Cheek's 2nd and 4th Period of Healthful Living on Monday, December 12th offering a course of the SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program ( SOS Second ACT Program) for students enrolled in that class. The linked letter (9th Grade SOS Parent Letter) provides families with the option to have their student Opt Out of participation in the program. Students were also given hard copies of the form to share with their families on Wednesday, December 7th. Families who wish for their student to Opt-Out of participation in the program should return the form to Ms. Shahid-EL no later than Friday, December 9th.  

    All 9th graders will be offered the opportunity to participate in the program this school year through their Healthful Living class. 

    Week of December 5th 

    December 5th is an early release day.  We release students at 12:18. 

    We are celebrating holiday cheer week next week.  

    • Monday: Magical Movie days.  Dress like a holiday movie character.
    • Tuesday: Dress like a Tinsel Tree.  
    • Warm Wednesday wear your holiday PJs.  
    • Thursday wear your Ugly Sweater. 
    • Friday is color wars.  Freshman wear blue, sophomores wear green, juniors wear white seniors wear red. 

    Hello families, our school is currently going through an accreditation with COGNIA, a global organization that develops school improvement initiatives and gives world-wide recognition to schools. Part of this process requires us to solicit input from parents about what is working well in the school and what we could be doing better. Please click on the link and give us your honest feedback about the culture, expectations, and successes of our school on this five minute survey! Thank you! 

    https://eprovesurveys.advanced.org/surveys/#/action/207908/62880

    Please see our Exam Schedule below.  Exams are from 7:25 to 11:00 am. There is a permission form required for students to leave the exam once they are finished. Please complete the form and return it to Ms. Lee in the main office. The buses will run after exams are complete at 11:30.  Bag lunches will be available in the cafeteria. If you have no exam scheduled for make-up day, you do not come to school. 

    • December 15: 1st period
    • December 16: 2nd period
    • December 19: 3rd period
    • December 20: 4th period
    • December 21: Make up exams

    The North Wake College and Career Academy Black Student Union Griffins are back for our 2nd year in the Students Against Hunger Competition for the Food Bank of NC. Last year North Wake Academy provided 671 meals and our Virtual Food Drive raised $100 and we collected over 200lbs of food!  We are excited to continue the mission of supporting those in need and providing meals to people in the community.   If you would like to donate to the virtual food drive, please do so using this link or bring canned goods and non-perishable food items to the school and place them in the donation boxes in the Cafeteria, in the front lobby or in the trailer in front of room T4. 

    We are in the last two weeks of recruitment.  Applications for students new to North Wake for the 2023-2024 school year are due December 14.  Please send any interested applicants to our website under the magnet tab for information and the application. 

    Parents: Please utilize the carpool lane.  Carpool goes quickly and it is not safe to park by the buses.  One, you block the buses in and they run on a tight schedule.  Two, your child has to walk in front of buses which is not safe. We ask this genuinely. We will ask Officer Morris to enforce it if changes are not made.
     

    Week of 11/28/22

    Please see our Exam Schedule below.  Exams are from 7:25 to 11:00 am. There is a permission form required for students to leave the exam once they are finished. Please complete the form and return it to Ms. Lee in the main office. The buses will run after exams are complete.  Bag lunches will be available in the cafeteria. 

    December 15: 1st period

    December 16: 2nd period

    December 19: 3rd period

    December 20: 4th period

    December 21: Make up exams

    The North Wake College and Career Academy Black Student Union Griffins are back for our 2nd year in the Students Against Hunger Competition for the Food Bank of NC. Last year North Wake Academy provided 671 meals and our Virtual Food Drive raised $100 and we collected over 200lbs of food!  We are excited to continue the mission of supporting those in need and providing meals to people in the community.   If you would like to donate to the virtual food drive, please do so using this link or bring canned goods and non-perishable food items to the school and place them in the donation boxes in the Cafeteria, in the front lobby or in the trailer in front of room T4. 

    Mrs. Walter will be in Ms. Diaz’s Period 1 English 4 Honors class on Tuesday, November 29th. She will be offering a refresher course of the  SOS Signs of Suicide® Prevention Program ( SOS Second ACT Program) for students enrolled in that class. The linked letter(NWCCA SOS Parent Letter for 12th Grade.docx) provides families with the option to have their student Opt Out of participation in the program. Students were also given hard copies of the form to share with their families on Tuesday, November 22. Families who wish for their student to Opt-Out of participation in the program should return the form to Mrs. Walter no later than Monday, November 27th. All seniors will be offered the opportunity to participate in the program this school year through their English class. Letters will be shared with those families closer to the course offering. 

    Parents: Please utilize the carpool lane.  Carpool goes quickly and it is not safe to park by the buses.  One, you block the buses in.  Two, your child has to walk in front of buses. We ask this genuinely. We will ask Officer Morris to enforce it if changes are not made. 

     

    Week of 11/21/22

    • Thanksgiving Break - November 23 - 25, 2022

    • There is no school for students November 23 - 25, 2022 due to the Thanksgiving Break.  We are thankful for all the gifts and talents of our NWCCA students, families, and staff members.  Everyone brings something different to the table, which makes for a beautiful and diverse feast.  Our wish is that each of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving.

     

    • CONGRATULATIONS to Ms. Amanda Carey De Alvarez our 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year.  She teaches, is department chair, is the School Improvement Chair, and is organizing accreditation for this year.  She does it all!  Thank you and Congratulations!

    • The North Wake College and Career Academy Black Student Union Griffins are back for our 2nd year in the Students Against Hunger Competition for the Food Bank of NC. Last year North Wake Academy provided 671 meals and our Virtual Food Drive raised $100 and we collected over 200lbs of food!  We are excited to continue the mission of supporting those in need and providing meals to people in the community.   If you would like to donate to the virtual food drive, please do so using this link or bring canned goods and non-perishable food items to the school and place them in the donation boxes in the Cafeteria, in the front lobby or in the trailer in front of room T4. 

     

    For the 2022-23 school year, students in Grade 12 can be exempt from non-state exams and field tests based on the following criteria: Students who have a projected final course average of C or higher are eligible to be exempt. Absences will not be considered in determining exemption status for the 2022-23 school year. The principal has final authority to determine a student's exemption status

    Thank you to those who have donated to the PTSA. We have many more needs, from funding student events to funding appreciation weeks.  Please help! It  will only take a minute and make a big difference. The PTSA has started the No Fuss Fundraiser.  Please donate to our PTSA.  Only through your contributions can we meet all of the needs requested of us.  You may support by using the link below.

    https://app.memberhub.gives/griffin

    You can also have friends text 'griffin' to (919) 626-3277 to get this link.

     

    That is all of the announcements for this week. Have a great week!

     

    Week of 10/9

    Student pictures will be distributed Monday, October 24th. 

    Cognia Accreditation is coming this week for a visit.  Thank you to our students, teachers, and parents for their help with this process. 

    We are in recruitment season.  If you know of a rising 9th/ 10th/ or 11th grader interested in a small school setting, receiving college credit, please ask them to visit our website. 

    We will have the pink pumpkin competition in honor of breast cancer awareness. Pumpkins are due by Thursday.  There will be a donation jar in the cafeteria. 

    Senior Tux and Drape Make-up Picture Day is Monday, November 7th and they will be notified about the date and time.

    Fall Retake/Clubs/Wake Tech Classes (Junior & Senior) Picture day is November 17th

    Crisis!  We have only fundraised $400 for the PTSA.  We have many more needs than that, from funding student events to funding appreciation weeks.  Please help! It  will only take a minute and make a big difference. The PTSA has started the No Fuss Fundraiser.  Please donate to our PTSA.  It has many events and student needs that it supports. Only through your contributions can we meet all of the needs requested of us.  You may support by using the link below.

    https://app.memberhub.gives/griffin

     

    You can also have friends text 'griffin' to (919) 626-3277 to get this link.

    Week of 10/9

     

    EVAAS Growth Scores have been released.  We are in high growth in every category.  In comparison to other early colleges, none of them made high growth in every category. In comparison to the Northern Area High Schools, none made high growth in every category.  Our students and staff did an amazing job last year! Congratulations. 

     

    Senior Tux and Drape Make-up Picture Day is Monday, November 7th and they will be notified about the date and time.

     

    Fall Retake/Clubs/Wake Tech Classes (Junior & Senior) Picture day is November 17th

     

    Spirit Week is next week, the week of the 17th -21.  More info to come. 

     

    The WCPSS Student Engagement Survey is available for schools who would like to administer it to their students until Friday, Oct. 28.NWCCA will administer the student survey this Friday in CASS Ready. 

     

    The PTSA has started the No Fuss Fundraiser.  Please donate to our PTSA.  It has many events and student needs that it supports. Only through your contributions can we meet all of the needs requested of us.  You may support by using the link below.

    https://app.memberhub.gives/griffin

    You can also have friends text 'griffin' to (919) 626-3277 to get this link.

     

    2022-23 School Meals

    Please be advised that school meals will no longer be free for all students during the 2022-23 school year. The WCPSS Board of Education met and approved a plan to increase meal prices by $0.25 to cover the rising costs of food and supplies. Meal prices for the 2022-23 school are noted below.

    2022-23 Breakfast Cost--$1.50

    2022-23 Lunch Cost--$3.50

    Pre-Pay for School Meals Online

    The easiest way to pay for school meals is to create an online account at My School Bucks. You will need your child's student ID number to register. Once registered, you may load money, set spending limits, and set-up auto-loading so that your child never runs out of lunch money.

    2022-23 Free/Reduced Price Meal Application

    Families in need of meal assistance must reapply every school year if they are interested in receiving meal benefits. Applications may be submitted online at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/1849. Paper copies are also available at the school.

     We apologize for the inconvenience of not having bus drivers for routes.  We are working hard to keep you and your students informed. Families of students who ride the bus should check Bus Update information daily. Please check the Bus Update information, between 430 AM / 5 AM, before taking your student to the bus stop in the morning.  You should also check the Bus Update information throughout the day for any additional changes that may impact your students' transportation home. Link to Bus Updates is below:

    https://www.wcpss.net/Page/1912

     

    We need Parent Volunteers:  

    Volunteers play an important role in our school district.  We are grateful to parents and community members who contribute their time and talents to supporting our students.

     

    Use the links on this page to register as a volunteer with our district. You must be at a WCPSS school or worksite to access the registration site. All volunteers must pass criminal history and sexual offender registry checks and comply with WCPSS Board policy 5020: Visitors to the School.

     

    PSAT/NMSQT assessmentThe PSAT/NMSQT assessment will be given at NWCCA on Wednesday October 12, 2022. The PSAT/NMSQT is an optional test. If you have questions, please contact Sherry Bethea at sbethea@wcpss.net.

     

    Visitors on Campus - Photo ID

    All visitors on campus, regardless of who you are, must show picture identification or driver’s license when entering the building.  This includes when you volunteer on campus, drop off lunches, pick up your child early from school, etc.  Showing a photo ID must be done each time you enter the building.  This is an effort to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff.

     

     

     

     

     

    Week of 9/26

    Monday, September 26, is a teacher workday.  There is no school on that day. 

    We are hosting a career fair on Wednesday, September 28.  We have over 25 speakers who will share information about their careers and answer questions from students.  Thank you to our presenters.  I know our students will enjoy it and learn a lot.  We will be on an alternate schedule that day. 

    The PTSA will start their No Fuss Fundraiser in October, but you can get a head start. Please donate to our PTSA.  It has many events and student needs that it supports. Only through your contributions can we meet all of the needs requested of us.  You may support by using the link below.

    https://app.memberhub.gives/griffin

    You can also have friends text 'griffin' to (919) 626-3277 to get this link.

    Friday is the end of quarter 1.  Please check Powerschool and have your student complete any missing assignments. 

    Jostens will be at North Wake on Thursday, September 29th for Junior Class Ring Sales and Senior Items (Cap & Gown Unit and other items available). Packets will be sent home with your student soon!

    Week of 9/6

     

    NC Report Cards have been issued!  We received an A! The score is a combination of performance factors (EOG, SAT, Workkeys, math course rigor and cohort graduation rate, It also accounts for the growth of each student from year to year.  We have been successful in all areas! Thank you to our students, teachers, and parents for their support and hard work. 

     

    Need Parent Volunteers:  

    Volunteers play an important role in our school district.  We are grateful to parents and community members who contribute their time and talents to supporting our students.

    Use the links on this page to register as a volunteer with our district. You must be at a WCPSS school or worksite to access the registration site. All volunteers must pass criminal history and sexual offender registry checks and comply with WCPSS Board policy 5020: Visitors to the School.

    PSAT/NMSQT assessmentThe PSAT/NMSQT assessment will be given at NWCCA on Wednesday October 12, 2022. The PSAT/NMSQT is an optional test. Any interested student may take the PSAT/NMSQT. However, the PSAT/NMSQT contains items with Algebra and some Geometry concepts. Completion of Math I is strongly encouraged. 

    Juniors with a GPA of 4.367 or higher are eligible to take the assessment for free. Any other students interested in taking the PSAT can pay the $18 registration fee to take the assessment. Fee waivers are available for any NWCCA Junior who is unable to pay the registration fee.  Registration is open now through September 12th.  Please visit the school website for more information.  

    PSAT registration linkhttps://forms.gle/qoBxUw1buRCupEbm8

    Welcome to Ms. Jamelia Shaid-EL! Ms. Shahid-EL will be the School Counselor for  students in Grades 9-11. Mrs. Walter will be the School Counselor for students in Grade 12 and Year 13. 

    Freshmen and Senior Interviews will begin the week of September 6th. Sophomore and Junior Interviews will follow later in September and early October. 

    Senior Information Night will be held on Wednesday, September 14th, beginning at 6 PM. Students, and their families, will hear from the School Counselor, Financial Aid Counselor, and Wake County Level Up leaders. We are excited to see everyone on the 14th! 

    Jostens will be at North Wake on Thursday, September 29th for Junior Class Ring Sales and Senior Items (Cap & Gown Unit and other items available). Packets will be sent home with your student soon! 

    Visitors on Campus - Photo ID

    All visitors on campus, regardless of who you are, must show picture identification or driver’s license when entering the building.  This includes when you volunteer on campus, drop off lunches, pick up your child early from school, etc.  Showing a photo ID must be done each time you enter the building.  This is an effort to ensure the safety and security of our students and staff.

    2022-23 School Meals

    Please be advised that school meals will no longer be free for all students during the 2022-23 school year. The WCPSS Board of Education met and approved a plan to increase meal prices by $0.25 to cover the rising costs of food and supplies. Meal prices for the 2022-23 school are noted below.

    2022-23 Breakfast Cost--$1.50

    2022-23 Lunch Cost--$3.00

    Pre-Pay for School Meals Online

    The easiest way to pay for school meals is to create an online account at My School Bucks. You will need your child's student ID number to register. Once registered, you may load money, set spending limits, and set-up auto-loading so that your child never runs out of lunch money.

    2022-23 Free/Reduced Price Meal Application

    Families in need of meal assistance must reapply every school year if they are interested in receiving meal benefits. Applications may be submitted online at https://www.wcpss.net/Page/1849. Paper copies are also available at the school.

    Student Medications

    Please remember that students cannot receive medication (prescription or over-the-counter) at school without a signed 1702 form. The 1702 form is linked below and must be signed by a licensed medical doctor before being submitted to the school.

    Parents may drop off medications with the staff in the main office.

    Action Needed:  North Carolina law now requires all 12th graders receive a meningococcal vaccine booster before starting 12th grade. All rising 12th grade students were mailed a letter with additional information this summer. You can send the student's immunization records to this address:      enloehsimmunizations@wcpss.net.  Students without proof of immunization will be excluded from school after the 30th day.  

    Scholarship Information can be found here. Please make sure you, and your student, are checking the calendar regularly for updates. There are new scholarships available each week. The calendar shows due dates -- look ahead! 

     

     

    Principal's Weekly Message, 8/22/2022

    Happy Monday!  We had a great Meet the Teacher Night on Thursday, August 18.  It was so nice to see parents with their students in the building getting back to school as usual.  Also, please remember that our students play with the Wakefield teams.  Support the Fall athletes!

     

    REMINDERS

    From our PTSA:

    • We would love to have you join the NWCCA PTSA this year! Even though our children are in high school, we still need your help and support! By joining the PTSA, you are not committing to hours of volunteer work but simply getting on our communication list so you can help and support as you can throughout the year. We do things like campus clean up, staff appreciation, and support student clubs. You can join by clicking this link: www.nwccaptsa.weebly.com

    • The NWCCA PTSA is creating a 2022-2023 Carpool List. We know students and parents are coming from many different areas in Wake County. 

      The PTSA would like to invite those parents who could use a Carpool Option to sign up for our Carpool List. Please fill out the attached Google form if interested. If you have any questions please contact Kirstin Matthews at kirstin.matthews@gmail.com.

       We hope you find this a useful resource and are excited to help families connect with each other!

       https://forms.gle/7JZJYxXg34ovLHqo6

    • Please Save the Date for the Class of 2023 Senior Night being held in-person on September 14, 2022 beginning at 6 PM. 

    Soar Strong Griffins!

    Yours,

    Wilma Jenkins-Flythe, Interim Principal

     

     

     

    Principal Message 5/15/2022

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.   Congratulations.  We have made it to exams! 

    End of Year Exam Schedule

    May 19: 1st period exam 

    May 20st: 2nd period Exam 

    May 23rdh: 3rd period exam 

    May 24: 4th period exam 

    May 25: Make-up exams 

    Exams given at school will begin at 7:25 and end at 11:30.   

    Graduation:  Congratulations Seniors!  The time has arrived. Graduation rehearsal is Monday, May 23rd, at 1pm at Meymandi. Graduation is Tuesday, May 25th at 5pm at Meymandi.  Students must be present at rehearsal to receive their tickets. Students must have completed the senior check out form (return books, chrome book, pay fees and fines, pay senior dues, etc. )before they can receive their tickets. 

     

    WCPSS HS Final Exam Policy 

    For the 2021-2022 school year, high schools will administer exams while observing the following expectations:  

    • Exams will count as 20 percent of the student’s final grade.  
    • Exam scores will be averaged into the final grade. The exam grade will impact the final course average either positively or negatively depending on the student’s grades.  
    • EOC results will be factored into state accountability measures, including participation.  

    Senior Exam Exemptions:   

    ​For the 2021-2022 school year, students in Grade 12 may be exempt from non-state exams and field tests based on the following criteria: Students who have a projected final course average of C or higher are eligible to be exempt. Absences will not be considered in determining exemption status for the 2021-2022 school year. The principal has final authority to determine a student's exemption status.  

    NWCCA PTSA meeting Wednesday night. We will meet to discuss next year’s goals and officers. Please join us. We need 20 people to make a quorum.  

    General Membership MeetingWednesday, May 18 · 7:00 – 8:00pmGoogle Meet joining infoVideo call link: https://meet.google.com/gnt-ifnb-kbeOr dial: ‪(US) +1 413-370-4247 PIN: ‪780 271 891#More phone numbers: https://tel.meet/gnt-ifnb-kbe?pin=1326700488754 

    As always, please contact us if you have any questions or concerns. 

     

    Principal Message 4/24/2022

    Good afternoon!  This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcement for the week of April 24.   

    Teacher Appreciation Week is around the corner. Please help our PTSA support Teacher Appreciation.  We have an amazing staff who support our students . Please show them your love.   

    The PTSA is looking forward to spending the week of May 2-6 showing our appreciation to the teachers and staff at NWCCA! If you would like to help by sending in a donation, here is the link to our sign up: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0f4fa4a72caaf8c61-staff 

    This is administrative assistant appreciation week. We are so grateful for the help and kindness our administrators show to us each day.  Please say thanks by sending a note to anlee@wcpss.net or charrnington3@wcpss.net.  They are an amazing team.  

    Please take a moment to complete the parent survey below. This is a survey developed by Wake County and given to all parents. We have had only 20 parents compete it.  Please do so. We review your feedback and utilize it as we develop our school improvement plan.   

    Here you go- surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family  

    The approved calendar for the 2022-2023 school year is on the wcpss.net website under calendars.  

    The awards day will be held May 13.  We will call the parents of students receiving awards. There are two awards given per teacher. One is the highest average award.  One is the Griffin award.  We are excited for all students recognized.  

    Meal Benefits Applications    

    Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any  additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!    

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.    

      

    Principal Message 4/9/2022

    Good afternoon!  This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcement for the week of April 11.  

    Please remember that Thursday, April 14th is a teacher workday.  

    Also, Friday, April 15th is a holiday.  

    We want to again thank our media specialist, Ms. Hitchings, for all the help and work she has done. The library is a hub for our school.  

    Thank you also to Ms. Brothers as we celebrated Assistant Principal’s week last week. Ms. Brothers works hard to help students and teachers.  

    Thank you to the SGA and Ms. Plant for an amazing prom. It was wonderful to get together for the first time in two years and dance.  

    Please take a moment to complete the parent survey below. This is a survey developed by Wake County and given to all parents. We review your feedback and utilize it as we develop our school improvement plan.  

    Here you go- surveys.panoramaed.com/wakecounty/family 

    The approved calendar for the 2022-2023 school year is on the wcpss.net website under calendars.  

    We had 2 great events last Thursday.  The art show was amazing.  Please see our website for pictures of student work.  They were truly incredible. We also had a game day sponsored by GSA, BSU, the equity team, and AA Alliance. The kids had a great time.  They were both wonderful events.  

    Our yearbook class has started a weekly news broadcast It runs first period Monday mornings. They are doing a great job.  

    Meal Benefits Applications   

    Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any  additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!   

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.   

     

    Principal Message 4/3/2022

    What a wonderful spirit week! The kids celebrated each day. My favorite was “Anything but a Backpack Day.” We ended with a school wide pep rally on Friday. The kids narrowly beat the teachers in basketball. Our seniors received their caps and gowns. Thank you to all who participated and especially the SGA and Ms. Plant.

    Campus Clean up! We have over 25 people come out and work to clean up our campus. Parents and students. We weeded the bushes, removed trash from the parking lot and then mulched the entire area. A special thanks to our PTSA President Ms. Hutchinson. She and her husband provided tools and a “Gator” to move mulch. She also provided snacks. Thank you!

    It is Assistant Principal Appreciation Week. Please take a minute to thank Ms. Brothers for her hard work and thoughtfulness.

    We have 2 events this Thursday after school.  Several clubs are working together to sponsor a game day after school. The clubs are GSA, BSU, the Asian Alliance, and the equity club.  The event runs from 2:30-3:30 and all students must be picked up by 4.  The second event is our art show.  It will be held in the media center. Please come see the fantastic images our students have been creating.  It is from 2:30-3:30. Againm students must be picked up by 4.  

    This week is National School Library Week.  Our library is a fabulous space and incredible resource. Our students are avid readers and check out books regularly. Please take a moment to thank our wonderful media specialist for her hard work in creating the space and the collection.  

    Congratulations to our SOAR like a Griffin winners.  They have received their prizes and their names are on our main page on the website. Please take a moment to review our website.  

    Meal Benefits Applications   

    Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any  additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!   

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.   

    Principal Message 3/6/2022

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week of March 6.   

    Please join us at our PTSA General Membership Meeting! It is Thursday night, March 10, at 7pm.  Please use the google meet code below. It will also be on our website.  

    meet.google.com/ixj-nizr-vng 

    We have 90 incoming freshmen!  We will be hosting tours this week and showing them our students in action. 

    This is Severe Weather Awareness Week. We will have a severe weather awareness drill on Thursday. Teachers have been given a script and will explain the procedure to students. Please contact Ms. Brothers if you have questions.  

    Reminder: Masks recommended but not required beginning 3/7As a reminder, on March 7, face coverings will become recommended but not required in all settings and all school-related activities. Changes are being made following new guidance from state and local health officials. Current health protocols can be found online. Everyone is encouraged to get vaccinated if they have not already done so. 

     

    Meal Benefits Applications   

    Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any  additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!   

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.   

     

    Principal Message 2/14/2022

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week of February 13. 

    Interims went out this past Friday.  Please ask your student for them, or go onto Powerschool to see your child’s grades.  Please contact an administrator or a counselor if you have questions.  

    February is Black History Month.  We will honor Black Americans’  many contributions throughout history.  Our equity team and our Black Student Union have events planned. Students have begun a door decorating contest.  The doors will illustrate people and events in black history.   The Black Student Union is hosting an African American Cultural Fair on Friday from 1-2. Thank you to the PTSA for supporting this event.  

    We won second and third [place in the bullying prevention video contest for Wake County. Congratulations to Ms. Murray and her students.  

    An Individual Student Report (ISR) of your student’s North Carolina End of Course test score(s) is available on the PowerSchool website. To view electronic copies of the ISR, login to PowerSchool (https://wcpss.powerschool.com/public) and click on State Test Reports in the lower left side of the menu. Please see the letter attached for step by step instructions.  

    Congratulations to Ms. Pegues-Simmons and Mr. Williams. Their students’ fall state test scores were well above both the state and county average.  Thank you for preparing our students so well for their tests.  

    COVID Protocols continue to change.  Please see the link below for the latest, most up to date, information.      

    https://www.wcpss.net/WhenToReturn    

     Meal Benefits Applications    

    Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any  additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!    

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.    

      

     

    Principal Message 2/6/2022

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week of February 7.   

     It is time to start thinking about courses for next year. Our rising 10/11/and 12th grade students will begin  registration in February. We are hosting a curriculum fair February 7  at 6pm.  (That is tomorrow, Monday, night)Our school leaders will explain courses available and requirements for those courses. It will be a virtual curriculum fair.  Please Join us. We want to inform you of course options for your student.  

    Bus Driver Appreciation week is this week. We have realized this year just how vital they are to student success.  We appreciate our drivers and plan on letting them know.  If you will take a moment to say thanks to your child's driver, it would mean a lot.  

    National School Counselor Week is this week.  We have an amazing team, Ms. Campbell, Dr. Dastgiri, and Ms. Walter. We will honor them this week.  Please take a moment to send an email saying thanks you for all they do.   

    February is Black History Month.  We will honor Black Americans’  many contributions throughout history.  Our equity team and our Black Student Union have events planned. Students have begun a door decorating contest.  The doors will illustrate people and events in black history.  

    Congratulations to all of our students who Soared like a GRIFFIN in January! You will be recognized during the month of February on the website.  

      

      

    COVID Protocols continue to change.  Please see the link below for the latest, most up to date, information.    

       

    https://www.wcpss.net/WhenToReturn   

       

     

     

    Meal Benefits Applications   

    Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any  additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!   

       

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.   

     

    Principal Message 1/30/2022

    Magnet School of Distinction! 

    We have been named a 2022 Magnet School of Distinction by Magnet School of America.  This is the top merit award category and is only awarded to a select group of magnet schools in the nation.  We achieved this honor even during a pandemic.  This is a tremendous reason to celebrate! 

      Thank you to all our parents who donated food and beverages to the honor roll breakfast and to those who came to help set up. The kids had a great time.  We have been informed that some students who received all a's and b's did not get an invitation to the breakfast.  We apologize profusely. The report we used had an error and so excluded some students. We plan to have another breakfast to honor those students.  

    National School Counselor Week is this week.  We have an amazing team, Ms. Campbell, Dr. Dastgiri, and Ms. Walter. We will honor them this week.  Please take a moment to send an email saying thanks you for all they do.  

    February is Black History Month.  We will honor Black Americans’  many contributions throughout history.  Our equity team and our Black Student Union have events planned. More to come.  

    It is time to start thinking about courses for next year. Our rising 10/11/and 12th grade students will begin  registration in February. We are hosting a curriculum fair February 9 at 6pm.  Our school leaders will explain courses available and requirements for those courses. It will be a virtual curriculum fair.  Please mark your calendar.   

    COVID Protocols continue to change.  Please see the link below for the latest, most up to date, information.   

      

    https://www.wcpss.net/WhenToReturn  

      

    Meal Benefits Applications  

    Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any  additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family!  

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.  

     

    Principal Message 1/25/2022

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements regarding exams.  

    I hope everyone got out in the snow and had some fun. We are grateful to have some time to play.  

    Our honor roll breakfast is this Friday during 1st period. Students will receive a congratulatory letter in first period that will serve as a ticket to the breakfast.  Parents please help us celebrate our students by volunteering to bring food and other items. I have pasted the link for the sign up genius below.  

     

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084aa8ad2aa46-abhonor 

    It is time to start thinking about courses for next year. Our rising 10/11/and 12th grade students will begin  registration in February. We are hosting a curriculum fair February 9 at 6pm.  Our school leaders will explain courses available and requirements for those courses. It will be a virtual curriculum fair.  Please mark your calendar.  

    Our spring Meet the Teacher was last Thursday night virtually.  It was sparsely attended.  We do want to engage our families and will continue to work to do so.  

    COVID Protocols continue to change.  Please see the link below for the latest, most up to date, information.  

    https://www.wcpss.net/WhenToReturn 

    Meal Benefits Applications 

    Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any  additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family! 

     

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535. 

     

    Principal Message 1/17/2022

    This is a message from Elizabeth Battle, principal of NWCCA. 

    Monday marked a day of remembrance for a man who changed the world. Martin Luther King stood for integrity, conscience, kindness and the rights of people as he fought for civil rights in the US.  His courage has changed us all.  We are able to have a school like NWCCA because of his courage and his will for justice.  We are a school designed to help minorities go to college, and we do so. His dream is being achieved long after his death. We thank him for his vision.  We thank him for his belief in the goodwill of all people and their desire to see equal rights.  And we thank him for his will, which would not be daunted in the face of opposition. He is an amazing American leader.  We will graduate leaders just like him. 

     

    Our Meet the teacher is January 20th from 6-7.  Please see our website for links to teachers' classes.  Please visit teachers google meet links for questions about classes.  Each teacher has done a video to explain the course requirements and subject. 

     

    Report cards were sent home  on Friday.  Please contact the school if you did not receive a report card. 

    Grades will be turned in on Thursdays.  We will use those grades on Friday to send out Griffin's den notice.  We will assign griffins den to a student with an 80 or less. Students must report to griffin's den for extra help or receive a lunch detention. 

    Our honor roll breakfast is January 28.  Students who received all A's and B's will be recognized.  Please sign up for food at the link below.  We appreciate your support. 

     

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/60b084aa8ad2aa46-abhonor

     

    I look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow. I am glad we were able to celebrate MLK. A man of incredible intellect, kindness, and will to see us do better. I know I am better because of him. 

    Principal Message 1/11/2022

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week of January 10.  

    We had a great first week back. It was wonderful to welcome everyone. We are continuing on an alternative schedule and will begin Griffin's Den next week, once we have a few grades in.  

    We will distribute report cards on Friday.  

    We will have Ready on Friday.  

    Parents of Seniors: On Tuesday, January 18th we will be conducting a lesson with students in senior English classes. Please review this letter for more information. Seniors who had English in the fall received this lesson in November 2021. Please contact Ms. Campbell with any questions. 

    It is Time! Calling all Sophomores! It is time to virtually attend WTCC Application Night at NWCCA. Student and parent attendance is mandatory (no application, no WTCC courses next year). Register now using the link to hold your seat! WTCC Application Night for the class of 2024!

     

    Congratulations to all of our students who Soared like a GRIFFIN in December! You will be recognized during the month of January on the website.  

    The winner of this month's gift card is Haila Alawar. 

    The winner of this month's NWCCA t-shirt is Clara Owens. 

    Transportation: We have 5 bus routes. In the past week we have had 2-3 without drivers. Please check the WCPSS transportation website to see if a driver has been assigned your child's route. You can also download the Here Comes the Bus app.  You will need your child's powerschool ID and the Wake County Code which is 67500. You can then monitor where the bus is. We will continue to keep yu updated through phone messages and school emails. 

     

    Meal Benefits Applications 

    Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits as soon as possible . By submitting a qualifying application, families will also support the district in qualifying for additional funds to support students and learning! Also, the NC Department of Health & Human Services is collecting student free and reduced lunch and attendance data from WCPSS to determine any  additional Pandemic Electronic Benefits (P-EBT) that will be issued in the coming months! By not applying for these meal benefits, you will miss the potential opportunity to receive direct P-EBT funds for your family! 

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2022 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra education funding next school year. Also, this ensures your student is covered for the first few weeks of school next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits can be found at www.wcpss.net/meals. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com. Paper applications can be requested by calling 919-588-3535.  

    Parents: Thank you for keeping us informed about your child’s health and for following COVID protocols.  Those changed over the break.  They are updated below.  

     

    COVID-19 isolation and quarantine requirements 

    As of Dec. 31, 2021, per revised guidance from CDC and the StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit, the following changes have been made to the district’s COVID-19 health guidance related to quarantine and isolation requirements. Note that there are no changes to district face covering guidance at this time.  

     

    Testing 

    Staff and students who have symptoms, regardless of vaccination status should get tested and isolate from others while waiting for a result. (If testing is not possible, follow the guidance below as if you are positive.) 

     

    Isolation requirements 

    Staff and students who test positive, regardless of vaccination status, and:  

    • Do not have symptoms – should isolate yourself from others for 5 days. 
    • Have symptoms – should isolate from others until fever-free and symptoms are improving. You should isolate yourself for at least 5 days since your symptoms began. 

       

      Quarantine requirements 

      Staff and students who are exposed to someone with COVID-19, and:  
    • Not vaccinated – stay away from others for 5 days, get tested on day 5 after exposure, and if you test negative, you may return to school or work. 
    • Vaccinated and eligible for a booster, but not yet boosted – stay away from others for 5 days, get tested on day 5 after exposure, and if you test negative, you may return to school or work. 
    • Vaccinated, and have either received a booster or are not yet eligible for a booster – you do not need to stay away from others. 

       

      Exceptions 

      Per the StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit guidance, individuals who are not fully vaccinated after close contact in a classroom or other school setting if masks were being worn appropriately and consistently by both the person with COVID-19 and the potentially exposed person do NOT need to quarantine. 

       

      Additional resources 

      Information for families is available on wcpss.net/whentoreturn. Additional information regarding isolation and quarantine requirements can be found on pages 14-16 of the StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit

     

    Principal Message 12/12/2021

    This is a message from Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy.  

     Exam Schedule:  Buses will arrive by 11:30. If a student finishes their exam early, they may leave with parental permission. Permission is granted in two ways; either through an e-mail to Ms. Lee, anlee@wcpss.net, or by completing the attached parental permission form.  

    Monday December 13th:  1st period exam.  

    Tuesday, December 14th: 2nd period exam 

    Wednesday, December 15th: 3rd period exam 

    Thursday, December 16th: 4th period exam 

    Friday, December 17th: Make-up exams 

    WCPSS HS Final Exam Policy 

    For the 2021-2022 school year, high schools will administer exams while observing the following expectations: 

     

    • Exams will count as 20 percent of the student’s final grade. 
    • Exam scores will be averaged into the final grade. The exam grade will impact the final course average either positively or negatively depending on the student’s grades. 
    • EOC results will be factored into state accountability measures, including participation. 
    •  

    Senior Exam Exemptions:  

    ​For the 2021-2022 school year, students in Grade 12 may be exempt from non-state exams and field tests based on the following criteria: Students who have a projected final course average of C or higher are eligible to be exempt. Absences will not be considered in determining exemption status for the 2021-2022 school year. The principal has final authority to determine a student's exemption status. 

    WTCC Students: 

    January 4th and 5th are professional development days for WTCC staff.  Therefore, there will be no WTCC classes. Students are asked to come late or leave early.  Please see the attached forms. Please return this week. 

    I hope everyone had a great weekend.  One week left! Good luck to all our students on their exams. 

    Principal Message 12/5/2021

    This is a message from Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy.  

    Exam Schedule:  Buses will arrive by 11:30. If a student finishes their exam early, they may leave with parental permission. Permission is granted in two ways; either through an e-mail to Ms. Lee, anlee@wcpss.net, or by completing the attached parental permission form.  

    Monday December 13th:  1st period exam.  

    Tuesday, December 14th: 2nd period exam 

    Wednesday, December 15th: 3rd period exam 

    Thursday, December 16th: 4th period exam 

    Friday, December 17th: Make-up exams 

    WCPSS HS Final Exam Policy 

    For the 2021-2022 school year, high schools will administer exams while observing the following expectations: 

    • Exams will count as 20 percent of the student’s final grade. 
    • Exam scores will be averaged into the final grade. The exam grade will impact the final course average either positively or negatively depending on the student’s grades. 
    • EOC results will be factored into state accountability measures, including participation. 

    Senior Exam Exemptions:  

    ​For the 2021-2022 school year, students in Grade 12 may be exempt from non-state exams and field tests based on the following criteria: Students who have a projected final course average of C or higher are eligible to be exempt. Absences will not be considered in determining exemption status for the 2021-2022 school year. The principal has final authority to determine a student's exemption status. 

    Soar Like a Griffin:  Congratulations to our students who were recognized this month.  Please see their names on our website.  

    Holiday Week! 

    The days are:  

    Monday: Pajama Day 

    Tuesday: Festive sock day 

    Wednesday: Holiday Character Day (tough one) 

    Thursday: Tacky Sweater Day 

    Friday: Holiday Color Day 

     Recruitment

    The last day to apply for North Wake is December 14.  Please encourage friends who are interested to apply by this date.  

    I hope everyone had a good weekend.  We will see you Monday! 

     

    Principal Message 11/22/2021

    Weekly message

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week. 

    I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.  

    We are closed Wednesday the 24th through Friday the 26th in order to celebrate Thanksgiving.  

    Our Exam Schedule is below:  

    Monday, December 13, 1st period exam 

    Tuesday, December 14, 2nd period exam 

    Wednesday, December 15, 3rd period exam 

    Thursday, December 16, 4th period exam 

    Friday, December 17, Make up exams.  

    We will operate on a half day schedule.  Buses will run early. Students may leave when the exam is over with permission from their parents.  That permission form will be sent home December 6th.  

    Thank you to our students, teacher and our PBL Coach, Ms. Murray, for hosting a wonderful PBL night.  The projects were great and I loved hearing about them.  Thank you for coming.  

     

    As we near the end of the semester please see our grading policy below. We have a policy that encourages students to complete assignments but does have a time constraint.  

    The following are school-wide expectations for missed work:   

    • If the missed work is not related to absences, students will have up to three days to turn in the assignment. After a maximum of three days, the teacher will notify the parent/guardian of the missing assignment. Students will have three additional days after notifying parent/guardian to submit the work.   
    • Students will receive no late penalty for the assignment if submitted within the guidelines above.   
    • PowerSchool, by default, does not calculate missing work in the grade. Teachers will enter missed work as a zero throughout the quarter to indicate that it is missing. If the assignment is still missing after the six days (as outlined above), it will remain a zero in the gradebook.   
    • If an assignment is due within the last six days of a grading period, the end of the grading period (quarter or semester) is the deadline for submitting the work.  
    • Chronic missing and/or late work may result in disciplinary referral and/or consequences.  

    RESUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS 

    • Students will be allowed to resubmit major assessments. They will be allowed one resubmission. Teachers will determine the timeframe in which it is allowed and whether whole, part, or an alternative resubmission will be required.   
    • Students must complete remediation and/or missing work (as designated by the teacher) before a resubmission can be done.   
    • For resubmissions, the higher grade will be recorded  
    • If a student earns below a 60 in the first quarter and then passes the second quarter and the final exam for the course, the teacher may go back and increase the first quarter grade to a 60 to calculate the final grade. 

     

    .As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during the first semester of in person learning.  I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

     

     

    Principal Message 11/7/2021

    I hope everyone has had a good weekend. 
    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.   

    This is a message from Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy.  

    Thursday, November 11 is Veteran's Day.  We have no school on that day.  We want to thank all of our veterans for their service to this country.  

    The school board voted to make Friday, November 12th a holiday.  There will be no school on that day.  

    Interims were issued Friday, November 5th.  If you did not receive an interim, please contact school administration, lbrothers@wcpss.net or ebattle@wcpss.net.  If you have a concern or question about your child's grade, please contact the teacher directly and copy administration.  

    The PreACT test will be given on Tuesday.  All 10th graders will take the test.  We will be on an alternate schedule.  

    Congratulations to all of our students who Soared like a GRIFFIN in October! You will be recognized during the month of November on the website.  

    The winner of this month's gift card is McKenzee Haulman. 

    The winner of this month's NWCCA t-shirt is Daijon Lee

     

    Regarding School Merchandise Orders:  

    If you ordered North Wake clothing items, the company is finishing production and they should ship to the school soon. Once arrived, they will be sorted and distributed to the appropriate student. As with most industries right now, they are experiencing delays in production and delivery. Thank you for understanding" 

     

    From the PTSA:   

    Thank you to all who participated in our No Fuss fundraiser.  We raised $1776 dollars!  We will use that money to support student and staff activities. Thank you!!!!!! 

    Interested in Carpooling?  

    Thank you we have had more parents join the NWCCA PTSA Carpool List this week. Keep them coming! The NWCCA PTSA is creating a Carpool List. We know students and parents are coming from many different areas in Wake County.
    The PTSA would like to invite those parents who could use a Carpool Option to sign up for our Carpool List. Please Contact Kirstin Matthews at kirstin.matthews@gmail.com if interested. We are excited to help families connect with each other! 
     

    Life Touch Pictures:   

    Lifetouch will be here on November 10th. Senior Tux and Drape Yearbook Picture Makeup and Underclassmen Makeup Picture Day. Senior Tux and Drape makeup pictures will be taking place from 8:00 am-10:30 am (give or take) in the Media Center.

     

    The Black Student Union is sponsoring  Students Against Hunger

    Please donate at:  

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/North-Wake-College-and-Career-Academy?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=North-Wake-College-and-Career-Academy&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=4480c9c61cfa4179b8fd1a9396e87d7e 

     

    Recruitment

    We have a recruitment team that meets Fridays at 8am. We work together to plan open house events and staffing school visits. Our CDC, Rafael Roman, develops the marketing materials. Our magnet coordinator, Cherilyn Murray, facilitates the plan. We held our recruitment open house on October 14th. We held an early college mini fair on October 17. We host virtual tours on Wednesdays. Our goal each year is to have 300-400 applicants and accept 100 students.

     

    COVID: We have a system for monitoring students who are out due to COVID and those who are out due to quarantine because of exposure. 

    Exposure is defined as being within 6 feet without a mask for more than 15 minutes. Based on guidance by Wake County, we are asking students to eat in the cafeteria in 15 minutes. Those who need additional time are isolated. Most exposures have been with off campus lunch students. 

     

    Griffin’s Den:  

    A time for remediation. Students with an 80 or less report to Griffin’s Den. 1st period on Monday, second period on Tuesday, 3rd period on Wednesday, 4th period on Thursday. Club Day and Ready are on Friday. Students who do not report to Griffin’s Den are assigned a lunch detention. 

     

    I hope everyone had a good weekend.  We will see you Monday! 

     

    Principal Message 10/24/2021

    This is a message from Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy. 

    The school board voted to make November 12th a holiday.  There will be no school on that day. 

    Current student activities:

    The equity team is adding furniture to the women’s restroom in order to place sanitary napkins in the restrooms.

    SGA is participating in Race for the Cure. Please donate at: 

    The Black Student Union is sponsoring  Students Against Hunger:

    Please donate at: 

    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/North-Wake-College-and-Career-Academy?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=North-Wake-College-and-Career-Academy&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=4480c9c61cfa4179b8fd1a9396e87d7e

    The book club is collecting children’s books for Wake Up and Read. Deadline is extended until 10/26/2021.

    October is

    · Breast Cancer Awareness Month

    · Disability Awareness Month

    · Bully Awareness Month

    Recruitment:

    We have a recruitment team that meets Fridays at 8am. We work together to plan open house events and staffing school visits. Our CDC, Rafael Roman, develops the marketing materials. Our magnet coordinator, Cherilyn Murray, facilitates the plan. We held our recruitment open house on October 14th. We held an early college mini fair on October 17. We host virtual tours on Wednesdays. Our goal each year is to have 300-400 applicants and accept 100 students.

    Grant awarded to NWCCA

    Early Childhood Education students worked with their teacher, Ms. Van Schaick, and our media specialist, Donna Hitchings, to write a Bright Ideas Grant to purchase children’s books that show diverse cultures and backgrounds. They won $2,000. The students will curate the list of purchases and present it as a PBL project.

    COVID: We have a system for monitoring students who are out due to COVID and those who are out due to quarantine because of exposure.

    Exposure is defined as being within 6 feet without a mask for more than 15 minutes. Based on guidance by Wake County, we are asking students to eat in the cafeteria in 15 minutes. Those who need additional time are isolated. Most exposures have been with off campus lunch students.

    Griffin’s Den: 

    A time for remediation. Students with an 80 or less report to Griffin’s Den. 1st period on Monday, second period on Tuesday, 3rd period on Wednesday, 4th period on Thursday. Club Day and Ready on Friday. Students who do not report to Griffin’s Den are assigned a lunch detention.

    I hope everyone had a good weekend.  We will see you Monday!

    Principal Message 10/17/2021

    College Application Week is next week. Students can participate by attending some of the workshops. https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1nmhYitnS74KuFJi3p1N6g_EXBqBXkHuUCa_g3Yzyx7I/edit?usp=sharing
     
    Seniors should review the SMORE for specific information on colleges that are waiving the application fee: https://www.smore.com/94zab-nc-countdown-to-college
     
     
    9th, 10th and 11th graders can also play BINGO to earn college themed prizes. The BINGO card has been sent out to students via remind and will be available in the front office.
     
    Junior and Sophomore parents - 
    The Governor's School of North Carolina is a 4 week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. Please review the information letter for more details on the program and the application process.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k-ZEvs4CDZZuXvpoYsHvgEUkrY5LY9KgP-cDlMzWZtY/edit?usp=sharing
     
    Thank you to all who organized and led our pep rally on Friday.  We would like to recognize the following students. 

    Freshmen Court

    Cynthia Campos-Villalta escorted by Angel Estevez

    Ayana Richardson escorted by Benji Nquyen

    Navaeh Williams escorted by Matthew Chapman

    Sophomore Court

    Paris Evans escorted by Antonio Murray

    Isabella Heckel escorted by Jonathan Zavala Garcia

    Greta Simon escorted by Alex Dastgiri 

    Junior Court

    Hanine Jallal escorted by Gabriel Hughes

    Kumba Jallow escorted by Taquan Dewberry 

    Jhania Vitalis escorted by Jakari Garner


    Senior Court 

    Julie Aleksan escorted by Saul Aguilar-Chavez

    1. Julie Aleksan, daughter of  Ehab and Neifin Megalae, is a senior at North Wake CCA.  She plans to attend a four year college to major in biology and minor in gender and women's studies. Then further her education in medicine by going to medical school and studying neurology.  During her high school tenure, she was a member of SGA, NHS, and Beta club. She participated in the yearbook and photography club last year and completed many internships and job shadowing opportunities through EMS. These activities contribute to her passions for medicine even further. 

    1. Saul Aguilar-Chavez son of Mayra Chavez, is a senior at North Wake CCA. He plans to continue  working and open his own cleaning business. During his high school tenure, he was a part of the Sports and Yoga Club.,

    Denae Foster escorted by Brett Joe

    1. Denae Foster, daughter of  Lashun Foster and Dwayne Foster , is a senior at North Wake CCA.  She plans to attend a four year college and then attend UNC-Charlotte .  During her high school tenure, she played varsity softball for 3 years and is currently the Senior Class Secretary.

    1. Brett Joe, son of Reggie Joe & Nicola Watson-Joe, is a senior at North Wake CCA. He plans to attend Wake Tech and major in automotive engineering. During his high school tenure he was a member of the Sports Club and ran track for Wakefield High School


    Dylan Shoaf escorted by Noah Pacheco

    1. Dylan Shoaf daughter of  Kelly MacIntosh, is a senior at North Wake CCA.  She plans to go to an art college or university to get a degree in graphic design .  During her high school tenure, she has been a Beta club officer and currently the treasurer of the green table club at North Wake. 

    1. Noah Pacheco son of  Kimberly Pacheco, is a senior at North Wake CCA.  He plans to go to an art college or university to get a degree in graphic design . He plans on completing the 13th year, and then pursuing a Bachelor's through a University. 

     

    We congratulate our spirit court members. 

    We will have Ready this Friday. 

     

    Principal Message 10/10/2021
     
    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with the weekly message.  I hope everyone has had a good weekend.  
     
    SPIRIT WEEK!!! Show your school spirit!
    Monday: Fall fandom. Wear your favorite team gear!
    Tuesday: Cozy! Wear your PJs and Onesies. 
    Wednesday: Fluorescent Day.  Wear tie dye or Neon!
    Thursday: Tropical Thursday. Wear tropical shirts and flip flops. 
    Friday: Pep Rally.  Wear your North Wake wear!
     
    We are recruiting for students for next year.  Thursday October 14th is our first open house.  It is virtual. All info is on our website. Please spread the word about the goodness at North Wake. 

     
    Thank you to everyone who participated in our PTSA membership drive and No Fuss Fundraiser. We have over 100 members and raised over a thousand dollars. 
     
     

    Thank you to our families who are doing a wonderful job communicating with us regarding students with COVID symptoms. Please know that we are following all WCPSS Health Guidelines.  Please see the link below for the most recent updates. 
     
     
    We have been lucky in the number of cases so far.  Thank you for your help and cooperation. Please keep your child home if they have the following symptoms: 
     
    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    •  

    Please inform us if your child tests positive for COVID as we must do contact tracing to determine who might have been exposed. 

     
    Friday is Ready.  Students will report to their Ready class between 1st and 2nd period. 
     
    Driver Education information for the 21.22 school year is now available.
     
    Please review all information found here:  
     
    https://jordandriving.com/wakefield-high-school/
     
    Complete the registration form for your student if they meet the requirements and you would like them
    to take Driver Ed. Completed forms should be sent to (scanned and emailed):
     
    Lead Teacher: Ed Tharrington
     
    Voicemail: 919-280-7031 (VM not working, only email at this time.)
     
    Email: wakefielddrivered@gmail.com
     
    October is National Bullying Prevention month, and we are preparing for a month of activities to help celebrate and bring awareness to our efforts around bullying prevention. WCPSS will be sharing information on the WCPSS website for parents and the community. Please be on the lookout for those communications this month. 
     
    Junior and Sophomore parents - 
    The Governor's School of North Carolina is a 4 week summer residential program for intellectually gifted high school students, integrating academic disciplines, the arts, and unique courses on each of two campuses. Please review the information letter for more details on the program and the application process.
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k-ZEvs4CDZZuXvpoYsHvgEUkrY5LY9KgP-cDlMzWZtY/edit?usp=sharing
     
     
    CFNC Countdown to College Information 
     
    CFNC is hosting College Application Week October 18-22. Many NC Colleges and Universities waive their application fees this week. See those schools here. There will be other activities offered to students, and their families, throughout the month as well. Check out the calendar of events here
     
     
    That is all the announcements for the week. 

     

    Principal Message 9/20/2021

    ONLY 10 DAYS LEFT!! WIN A NINTENDO SWITCH!!!
    PTSA Membership Drive and Fundraiser: Please join the PTSA.  Here is the link.  It is also on our website. https://nwccaptsa.weebly.com/People who join will be entered into a drawing for a Nintendo switch and gift cards.  Please go to our website and join by September 30!
     
    Please see the link below to our PTSA Newsletter. 
    It contains information about carpooling, the senior breakfast and the fundraiser. 

    Thank you to our families who are doing a wonderful job communicating with us regarding students with COVID symptoms. Please know that we are following all WCPSS Health Guidelines.  Please see the link below for the most recent updates. 
     
    We have been lucky in the number of cases so far.  Thank you for your help and cooperation. Please keep your child home if they have the following symptoms: 
    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    Please inform us if your child tests positive for COVID as we must do contact tracing to determine who might have been exposed. 

    Schedule Change: Due to COVID Protocols in our cafeteria, we have had to move Griffin's Den to between first and second periods.  Students who have less than an 80 are assigned to Griffen's Den to receive additional help. Students who have an 80 or better go to the cafeteria or media center. Please see the new schedule on our main page of our website.

    All students will bring home the "Student Device Program Agreement" form which must be signed by parents/guardians and returned to their 4th period teacher Students must return this signed form even if they did not check out a Chromebook.

     
     
    On Tuesday of this week, we will have a navy recruiter on campus during lunches. 
     
    Friday is club day.  Students will report to their club between 1st and 2nd period. 

    Principal Message 9/12/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with the weekly message.  I hope everyone has had a good weekend.  


    Thank you to our families who are doing a wonderful job communicating with us regarding students with COVID symptoms. Please know that we are following all WCPSS Health Guidelines.  Please see the link below for the most recent updates. 
     
     
    We have been lucky in the number of cases so far.  Thank you for your help and cooperation. Please keep your child home if they have the following symptoms: 
     
    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    •  

    Please inform us if your child tests positive for COVID as we must do contact tracing to determine who might have been exposed. 

     

    Schedule Change: Due to COVID Protocols in our cafeteria, we have had to move Griffin's Den to between first and second periods.  Students who have less than an 80 are assigned to Griffen's Den to receive additional help. Students who have am 80 or better go to the cafeteria or media center. Please see the new schedule on our main page of our website. 

     

    PTSA Membership Drive and Fundraiser: Please join the PTSA.  Here is the link.  It is also on our website. https://nwccaptsa.weebly.com/People who join will be entered into a drawing for a Nintendo switch and gift cards.  Please go to our website and join by September 30!

    931 Durham Road Wake Forest, NC 27587
    nwccaptsa.weebly.com

     

     
    All students will bring home the "Student Device Program Agreement" form which must be signed by parents/guardians and returned to their 4th period teacher Students must return this signed form even if they did not check out a Chromebook.
     
     
    Routes 3 and 5: 
     
    Due to a shortage of bus drivers, afternoon routes for routes 3 and 5 are delayed.  We release students at 2:18. They report to assigned classes to wait for the bus.  The bus should arrive by 3:15. Students have the opportunity to complete work and can get help from a teacher.  Please plan to pick up your child at their stop accordingly, knowing they are leaving school 45 minutes later. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we hope to get more bus drivers. Please thank our drivers as you see them as they are picking up additional routes to get our students home safely. Please call me with any questions. 
     
    On Monday of this week we will have an army recruiter in the cafeteria during lunches. A marine recruiter will visit on Wednesday during lunch. 

    Principal Message 9/7/2021

    Last Friday teachers gave students their interim reports.  Please ask your child for them. Please contact the teacher directly with concerns. You may also contact your child's counselor or administrator. 

    Please know that we are following all WCPSS Health Guidelines.  Please see the link below for the most recent updates. 
     
     
    We have been lucky in the number of cases so far.  Thank you for your help and cooperation. Please keep your child home if they have the following symptoms: 
     
    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    •  

    Please inform us if your child tests positive for COVID as we must do contact tracing to determine who might have been exposed. 

     

    Schedule Change: Due to COVID Protocols in our cafeteria, we have had to move Griffin's Den to between first and second periods.  Students who have less than an 80 are assigned to Griffen's Den to receive additional help. Students who have am 80 or better go to the cafeteria or media center. Please see the new schedule on our main page of our website. 

     

    PTSA Membership Drive and Fundraiser: Please join the PTSA.  The link to member hub is on our website. People who join will be entered into a drawing for a Nintendo switch and gift cards.  Please go to our website and join now!

     

    Soar Like a Griffen:  The following students received the Soar Like a Griffen Award for August. We appreciate their character and effort. 

     

    Angel, Jessica
    Atkinson, Nia
    Blanco, Anthony
    Carranza Gizman, Jocelyn
    Dennis, Jayla
    Giron-Castro, Jonathan
    Haulman, McKenzee
    Jones, Angel
    Lake, Moralyn
    Medina Abarca, Mia
    Oliver, Ashton
    Rawls, Nasiah
    Salcedo, Juan
    Segreve, Marina
    Sellick, Stephen
    Vizitiu, Manuela

    Chromebook Distribution: Students are required to bring their WCPSS issued Chromebook to school every day, fully charged.  They will use these devices as they work on projects at school. We will return undistributed Chrome Books to WCPSS and students who later want one may not be able to get one. 

    If your student has an HP Chromebook, the student should have received the newer Lenovo Chromebook.
    Any students who did not get a Lenovo Chromebook should see Mrs. Hitchings in the Library Media Center.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Hitchings at dhitchings@wcpss.net or Dr. Battle.
     
    All students will bring home the "Student Device Program Agreement" form which must be signed by parents/guardians and returned to their 4th period teacher Students must return this signed form even if they did not check out a Chromebook.
     
     
    Routes 3 and 5: 
     
    Due to a shortage of bus drivers, afternoon routes for routes 3 and 5 are delayed.  We release students at 2:18. They report to assigned classes to wait for the bus.  The bus should arrive by 3:15. Students will have the opportunity to complete work and can get help from a teacher.  Please plan to pick up your child at their stop accordingly, knowing they are leaving school 45 minutes later. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we hope to get more bus drivers. Please thank our drivers as you see them as they are picking up additional routes to get our students home safely. Please call me with any questions. 
     
    Friday: Club Day
     
    Friday is our club day! All students will join a club.  We have tons available.  They are listed on our website. 

    Principal Message 8/29/2021

    It has been a great start to the school year.  Interims will be distributed this Friday.  Please take a moment to ask your child for his or her interim reports. Thank you for all your support. 
     
    Please know that we are following all WCPSS Health Guidelines.  Please see the link below for the most recent updates. 
     
     
    We have been lucky in the number of cases so far.  Thank you for your help and cooperation. Please keep your child home if they have the following symptoms: 
     
    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    Please inform us if your child tests positive for COVID as we must do contact tracing to determine who might have been exposed. 

     

    Please join our PTSA.  The link to join is https://nwccaptsa.weebly.com/

     
    We had a great general membership meeting last Wednesday.  I have attached the principal's report.   Please let me know if you have questions. 
     
    Please link your card to the PTSA.  Please see the google doc below and we can make it easy. 
     

    Chromebook Distribution: Students are required to bring their WCPSS issued Chromebook to school every day, fully charged.  They will use these devices as they work on projects at school.

    Some students chose not to receive a WCPSS Chromebook.  Please know that if your child's device breaks, we may not have additional chrome books to lend them. 

     

    Any students who did not get a Lenovo Chromebook should see Mrs. Hitchings in the Library Media Center.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Hitchings at dhitchings@wcpss.net or Dr. Battle.
     
    All students will bring home the "Student Device Program Agreement" form which must be signed by parents/guardians and returned to their 4th period teacher Students must return this signed form even if they did not check out a Chromebook.
     
    Senior Parents: 
     
    Senior Student and Parent Information Night: Please review the videos in the newsletter and submit any questions you may have about senior year and postsecondary planning. A question and answer session will be held on Thursday, September 2nd from 6-7pm. The Google Meet link is also included in the newsletter. Please let Ms. Campbell know of any questions.

    https://www.smore.com/sjxec

    Child nutrition services food supply update

    Nationwide food and supplies shortages have created uncertainty about the availability of items for school meal programs. We sometimes have short notice of unavailable items and replacements. In addition, we have unusually short staffed child nutrition teams. We will do all that we can to serve our planned menus however, substitutions may be necessary and menu variety may be limited. We appreciate your patience and partnership as we work to overcome these challenges. View our menus > wcpss.net/menus

     

    Transportation schedules are improving and an update on bus air conditioning

    We thank all of our bus riders and their families for their patience this week as we all adjust to new routines and contend with our bus driver shortage. Bus stop times will continue to improve this week and next as students settle into their schedules.  

    Please be sure your student is wearing a face covering when they are at the bus stop so they are ready to board the bus promptly. This will reduce stop times and help our buses stay on schedule.

    We have heard questions about air temperature on the buses. We make every effort to have buses as cool and comfortable as possible, but the size of the buses and the need to frequently open and close the door can make that a challenge on hot summer days. School buses can cool up to 20 degrees less than the air temperature, but you can expect the bus to be somewhat warm in the afternoon until temperatures drop below 90 degrees. Thank you for your patience and understanding on this matter.

     

    Principal Message 8/22/2021

    Monday is day 10! Hard to believe we have been in school two weeks. It has been a great first two weeks.  It is wonderful to see our students learning in their classes. I get into each teacher's class briefly and am amazed at how everyone is doing. 
     
    Please know that we are following all WCPSS Health Guidelines.  Please see the link below for the most recent updates. 
     
     
    We have been lucky in the number of cases so far.  Thank you for your help and cooperation. Please keep your child home if they have the following symptoms: 
     
    • Fever or chills

    • Cough

    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    • Fatigue

    • Muscle or body aches

    • Headache

    • New loss of taste or smell

    • Sore throat

    • Congestion or runny nose

    • Nausea or vomiting

    • Diarrhea

    •  

    Please inform us if your child tests positive for COVID as we must do contact tracing to determine who might have been exposed. 

     

    Chromebook Distribution: Students are required to bring their WCPSS issued Chromebook to school every day, fully charged.  They will use these devices as they work on projects at school.

     
    Distribution of Chromebooks to North Wake students took place during 4th period this week.
    If your student has an HP Chromebook, the student should have received the newer Lenovo Chromebook.
    Any students who did not get a Lenovo Chromebook should see Mrs. Hitchings in the Library Media Center.  If you have questions, please contact Mrs. Hitchings at dhitchings@wcpss.net or Dr. Battle.
     
    All students will bring home the "Student Device Program Agreement" form which must be signed by parents/guardians and returned to their 4th period teacher Students must return this signed form even if they did not check out a Chromebook.
     
    Senior Parents: 
     
    Senior Student and Parent Information Night: Please review the videos in the newsletter and submit any questions you may have about senior year and postsecondary planning. A question and answer session will be held on Thursday, September 2nd from 6-7pm. The Google Meet link is also included in the newsletter. Please let Ms. Campbell know of any questions.

    https://www.smore.com/sjxec
     
    Routes 3 and 5: 
     
    Due to a shortage of bus drivers, afternoon routes for routes 3 and 5 will be delayed.  We release students at 2:18. They will report to assigned classes to wait for the bus.  The bus should arrive by 3:05. Students will have the opportunity to complete work and can get help from a teacher.  Please plan to pick up your child at their stop accordingly, knowing they are leaving school 45 minutes later. We apologize for the inconvenience, and we hope to get more bus drivers. Please thank our drivers as you see them as they are picking up additional routes to get our students home safely. Please call me with any questions. 
     
    Friday: Club Day
     
    Friday is our first club day! All students will join a club.  We have tons available.  They are listed on our website. We will also provide students with a handout of club and room locations this week. 

    Principal Message 8/16/2021

    Parents, 
     
    Thank you!  We had an amazing first week with our students.  Our staff was beyond excited to see them in person. Thank you! I hope you had a great summer and I know we will have a fantastic school year. 
     
    Meet the Teacher! Our Meet the Teacher will be virtual.  There are videos available to view where each department chair explains the courses that are taught in their department.  There will then be links for you to, using Google Meet, drop in and visit your child's teacher. It is Monday, August 16, from 6-7pm. 
     
    Technology:  We will be giving Chromebook to students who do not have them beginning next week. Also, we will be replacing old or damaged Chromebooks.  We have an inventory we will use that was created last year as students checked out devices.  Please make sure your student brings their WCPSS device (laptop or Chromebook and charging device) every day to school so we can complete this process. 
     
    From WCPSS transportation:  Please know that this change will affect NWCCA buses in the afternoon.  As we get more information, we will share it with you immediately. 
     
    Bus driver shortage will affect morning and afternoon schedules
    The transportation department continues to experience severe bus driver shortages. Therefore, we will need to alter some AM and PM arrival times to load buses with more runs. We expect this will affect routes at most if not all schools, including existing bus routes at modified and year-round calendar schools, starting on Aug. 23. Starting on Aug. 23, all schools will need to be prepared to accept students 40 minutes before the morning bell and arrange for students to stay up to 40 minutes after the afternoon bell. 
     
    Please see the information below from child nutrition.  Please know that breakfast and lunch will be free to students all year. 
     

    Monthly breakfast and lunch menu PDFs will no longer be posted on our district website
    Menus will be available on our interactive website, MealViewer. On the MealViewer website, families can:

    • Set up multiple profiles at the schools of your choice
    • See any menu changes posted by the manager at each site
    • Choose menu items based on allergens
    • View nutrients for each menu item
    • Add nutrients for meals eaten, even partial meals
    • Submit ratings on your favorite items
    • Print menus
    • Learn more.
    Service Dog: 

    One of our classmates will be accompanied to school by a service dog. This is a unique experience for your child. I hope you feel the same and will encourage your child to embrace the opportunity and understanding of the wonderful role that service dogs play in our community. Please understand that he is a working dog and should not be petted or called out to. He is working to help our student.

    As always, please call  (919-247-4353) or email me, ebattle@wcpss.net, for help. 

     

    Welcome Back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

    Elizabeth Battle, Ed.D. 

    North Wake College and Career Academy

     

    Principal Message 5/24/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    End of Year Exam Schedule:

    May 24th: 3rd period exam

    May 25: 4th period exam

    May 26: Make-up exams

    Students who are taking EOC exams (Math 1, English 2, Biology, and Math 3) must attend exams in person at school.

    Students who are taking the following CTE exams (Principles of Business, Accounting 1, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, and Business Management) must take exams at school.

    Exams given at school will begin at 7:25 and end at 11:30.

    Teacher made exams will be given virtually.

    From WCPSS: Teacher-Made Exams

    · Teacher-made exams will be made available to every student in a course that calls for a teacher-made exam. For students who engage in the exam, their exam score will only be included if it supports a higher final average. For students who do not take the exam, their final average will be the average of Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 for semester courses or Semester 1 and Semester 2 for yearlong courses..

    · Teacher-made exams will be administered to students in a virtual environment. This will be the case whether schools are in Plan A or Plan B in order to ensure alignment with the fall semester exams.

    · Teacher-made exams that are project, portfolio, or performance based may be largely completed prior to the exam window opening, and that is permissible. Teachers may create projects or performance based assessments for final exams. If projects or hands-on assessments are utilized for final exams, schools must ensure that all students have access to the supplies, materials and equipment required to complete the project.

    End of Course Exams from Wake County:

    · All administrations of EOC exams must be in person as required by state policy. Students may not take EOC exams from home. Students in Virtual Academy must take EOC exams in person, on a school campus.

    · All students enrolled in courses with a State End-of-Course exam are expected to take the exam (including NCVPS and Virtual Academy). This also includes students repeating courses who received a COVID-19 EOC waiver in Spring 2020 (ex: student with an EOC waiver in Spring 2020 in Biology who is now taking AP Biology).

    Graduation: Because they have lifted COVID restrictions, we are able to offer one ceremony at Wake Forest High School at 6:30 PM. We are allotting 4 tickets per senior. Tickets will be given to students only if they have paid all fines and fees. Students need to turn in all chrome books, laptops, and texts that have been assigned to them in order to receive tickets. This information has been sent to students who owe items in multiple formats.

    For students who do not feel comfortable graduating as a group, we will have a graduation ceremony May 27th at 1pm at school. Students need to pick either the one at Wake Forest or the one at school.

     

    Laptops: If you are assigned a laptop, it must be returned by May 27. Students who have been assigned chrome books may keep them over the summer. However, if you have been assigned a laptop they must be returned. We have a list of who has checked out laptops and will contact you individually. If not returned, we will assign a fee to the student’s WCPSS account.

    Principal Message 5/17/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    End of Year Exam Schedule:

    May 20: 1st period exam

    May 21st: 2nd period Exam

    May 24th: 3rd period exam

    May 25: 4th period exam

    May 26: Make-up exams

    Students who are taking EOC exams (Math 1, English 2, Biology, and Math 3) must attend exams in person at school.

    Students who are taking the following CTE exams (Principles of Business, Accounting 1, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, and Business Management) must take exams at school.

    Exams given at school will begin at 7:25 and end at 11:30.

    Teacher made exams will be given virtually.

     

    From WCPSS: Teacher-Made Exams

    · Teacher-made exams will be made available to every student in a course that calls for a teacher-made exam. For students who engage in the exam, their exam score will only be included if it supports a higher final average. For students who do not take the exam, their final average will be the average of Quarter 3 and Quarter 4 for semester courses or Semester 1 and Semester 2 for yearlong courses..

    · Teacher-made exams will be administered to students in a virtual environment. This will be the case whether schools are in Plan A or Plan B in order to ensure alignment with the fall semester exams.

    · Teacher-made exams that are project, portfolio, or performance based may be largely completed prior to the exam window opening, and that is permissible. Teachers may create projects or performance based assessments for final exams. If projects or hands-on assessments are utilized for final exams, schools must ensure that all students have access to the supplies, materials and equipment required to complete the project.

    End of Course Exams from Wake County:

    · All administrations of EOC exams must be in person as required by state policy. Students may not take EOC exams from home. Students in Virtual Academy must take EOC exams in person, on a school campus.

    · All students enrolled in courses with a State End-of-Course exam are expected to take the exam (including NCVPS and Virtual Academy). This also includes students repeating courses who received a COVID-19 EOC waiver in Spring 2020 (ex: student with an EOC waiver in Spring 2020 in Biology who is now taking AP Biology).

     

    Graduation: Congratulations Seniors! The time has arrived. Because of COVID restrictions, we are having 2 graduation ceremonies. Both are on the 26th of May. One is at 5pm and the next is at 6:30. We have had to change venues because the lights are not working in the Oberlin auditorium. We have moved to the Wake Forest auditorium and are grateful for their hospitality. It does hold less seats, so we must reduce the number of tickets to 4. We are graduating by program area. At 5pm, Business Administration, Culinary Arts, and students not assigned a program area will graduate. At 6:30, Early Childhood Education, Emergency Medical Science, and Information Technology will graduate.

     

    For students who do not feel comfortable graduating as a group, we will have a graduation ceremony May 27th at 1pm at school. Students need to pick either the one at Wake Forest or the one at school.

     

    Seniors: You will have to return all library books, textbooks and devices before you can graduate. Please bring in what you can now. We will collect them at graduation practice. You will not receive tickets to graduation or have access to transcripts until these items are returned.

    Laptops: If you are assigned a laptop, it must be returned by May 27. Students who have been assigned chrome books may keep them over the summer. However, if you have been assigned a laptop they must be returned. We have a list of who has checked out laptops and will contact you individually. If not returned, we will assign a fee to the student’s WCPSS account.

     

    Please see the attached vaccination information for rising seniors.

    Principal Message 5/3/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.   

    The deadline to sign up for Virtual Academy has passed. It will not be offered in our Early Colleges, Leadership Academies, Alternative Schools, Crossroads Flex High School, and SCORE Academy Special circumstances at these schools make it impossible to match the programmatic intent of each school with the goal of the Virtual Academy. The schools are: Mount Vernon Middle School, River Oaks Middle School, SCORE Academy, Connections Academy, Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy, Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy, and North Wake College and Career Academy.  Students seeking the virtual academy will need to transfer back to their base school.

     It is teacher appreciation week.  Our student government and our PTSA have planned some surprises for our teachers, but I am sure they would love to hear from you.  Please take a moment to send a note to a teacher who has made a difference this year for your child. It has been a very difficult year for teachers as they have had to start from scratch on a new platform and teach virtually.  North Wake has the best staff and we are grateful for all they do.

    Attendance in Plan A: Students who are attending in plan A must physically be at school to be marked present. If they work virtually from home, they will be marked absent. This does not apply to students in quarantine.

    Join the PTSA! We are having our first member drive and our first fundraiser.  Please support us.  Funds will go toward our senior class activities. Please join.  Information about our PTSA is on our website.  

    Attention 10th grade parents! Wake Tech Virtual Application is here for the class of 2023!  If you were unable to attend one of these nights please contact jrsanders1@waketech.edu. You MUST be registered to attend classes next year. Parents only! Please complete this form before the event. Parents: What do you know about WTCC at NWCCA? 

    Upcoming Asynchronous Dates:   May 5, May 13.  

    End of Year Exam Schedule:

    May 20: 1st period exam

    May 21st: 2nd period Exam

    May 24th: 3rd period exam

    May 25: 4th period exam

    May 26: Make-up exams

     

    Students who are taking EOC exams (Math 1, English 2, Biology, and Math 3) must attend exams in person at school.

    Students who are taking the following CTE exams (Principles of Business, Accounting 1, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, and Business Management) must take exams in person at school.

    Exams given at school will begin at 7:25 and end at 11:30. 

    Teacher made exams will be given virtually.

    Graduation:  Congratulations Seniors!  The time has arrived. Because of COVID restrictions, we are having 2 graduation ceremonies.  Both are on the 26th of May.  One is at 5pm and the next is at 6:30.  We will split the graduating class in half and do half each time. Each family will receive 5 tickets.

    For students who do not feel comfortable graduating as a group, we will have a graduation ceremony May 27th at 1pm at school. Students need to pick either the one at Oberlin or the one at school.

    Seniors: Save the Date:  The SGA is planning a senior activity for an asynchronous day on May 13th! More to come.

    Seniors: You will have to return all library books, textbooks and devices before you can graduate.  Please bring in what you can now. We will collect them at the senior activity. We will also collect them at graduation practice.  You will not receive tickets to graduation or have access to transcripts until these items are returned.

    All students:  Please turn in textbooks and library books on the asynchronous dates. We will levy fines for missing items.

    AP Students and parents, AP Testing will start next month, and most students will take the digital exams from home. Please review this new information and get started on the action steps to ensure that you are ready to test digitally. Please contact Ms. Campbell with any questions.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ma40qpwjJdE8QMmpJe-ECRm6yrAqJEJY2LV-r0lJv8w/edit?usp=sharing

     

    Important AP Digital Exams Updates

    Important AP Digital Exams Updates AP Testing will start next month, and most students will take the digital exams from home. It is important that you monitor your email, the Student Services website, Remind messages and Dr. Battle's Messenger for important updates and deadlines pertaining to AP...

    docs.google.com

     

    Please see the vaccination information for rising seniors on our website.

     

    Principal Message 4/26/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.   

    The Virtual Academy will not be offered in our Early Colleges, Leadership Academies, Alternative Schools, Crossroads Flex High School, and SCORE Academy Special circumstances at these schools make it impossible to match the programmatic intent of each school with the goal of the Virtual Academy. The schools are: Mount Vernon Middle School, River Oaks Middle School, SCORE Academy, Connections Academy, Wake Young Women's Leadership Academy, Wake Young Men’s Leadership Academy, North Wake College


    This last quarter has gone by quickly.  Interims went out on Friday.  If you have a concern about a grade, please contact the teacher directly, or a counselor, or administration.

    Attendance in Plan A: Students who are attending in plan A must physically be at school to be marked present. If they work virtually from home, they will be marked absent.

    Join the PTSA! We are having our first member drive and our first fundraiser.  Please support us.  Funds will go toward our senior class activities. Please join.  Information about our PTSA is on our website.  

    Attention 10th grade parents! Wake Tech Virtual Application is here for the class of 2023!  If you were unable to attend one of these nights please contact jrsanders1@waketech.edu. You MUST be registered to attend classes next year. Parents only! Please complete this form before the event. Parents: What do you know about WTCC at NWCCA? 

    Upcoming Asynchronous Dates:  April 28, May 5, May 13.  

    End of Year Exam Schedule:

    May 20: 1st period exam

    May 21st: 2nd period Exam

    May 24th: 3rd period exam

    May 25: 4th period exam

    May 26: Make-up exams

    Students who are taking EOC exams (Math 1, English 2, Biology, and Math 3) must attend exams in person at school.

    Students who are taking the following CTE exams (Principles of Business, Accounting 1, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, and Business Management) must take exams at school.

    Exams given at school will begin at 7:25 and end at 11:30. 

    Teacher made exams will be given virtually.

    Graduation:  Congratulations Seniors!  The time has arrived. Because of COVID restrictions, we are having 2 graduation ceremonies.  Both are on the 26th of May.  One is at 5pm and the next is at 6:30. We will split the graduating class in half and do half each time. Each family will receive 5 tickets.

    For students who do not feel comfortable graduating as a group, we will have a graduation ceremony May 27th at 1pm at school. Students need to pick either the one at Oberlin or the one at school.

    Seniors: Save the Date:  The SGA is planning a senior activity for an asynchronous day on May 13th! More to come.

    Seniors: You will have to return all library books, textbooks and devices before you can graduate.  Please bring in what you can now. We will collect them at the senior activity. We will also collect them at graduation practice.  You will not receive tickets to graduation or have access to transcripts until these items are returned.

    AP Students and parents, AP Testing will start next month, and most students will take the digital exams from home. Please review this new information and get started on the action steps to ensure that you are ready to test digitally. Please contact Ms. Campbell with any questions.

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ma40qpwjJdE8QMmpJe-ECRm6yrAqJEJY2LV-r0lJv8w/edit?usp=sharing

     

    CFNC Kick off:  Please see the attached information.

    Please see the attached vaccination information for rising seniors.

    Parent Handout About the Meningococcal Vaccine (English and Spanish)

    NC Immunization Requirements -  English  -  Spanish

     

    Principal Message 4/18/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    This last quarter has gone by quickly. Interims will go out on Friday. If you have a concern about a grade, please contact the teacher directly, or a counselor, or administration.

    Health Screenings and Temperature Checks

    Schools are no longer required to conduct daily health screenings and temperature checks. Families should conduct their own health screenings and temperature checks prior to arriving at school each day. We want all students to stay healthy.

    Students should not be in school if they are diagnosed with COVID-19, exposed to someone with COVID-19, instructed to quarantine, or if they are sick or experiencing any of these symptoms:

    · 100.4° fever or higher

    · Sore throat

    · New cough

    · New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    · New loss of taste or smell

    · Diarrhea or vomiting

    · New severe headache

    Parents you should have received a district e-mail regarding the virtual academy for WCPSS for 2021-2022 school year. Because of our partnership with Wake Tech, we are unable to offer a virtual academy at North Wake. Please contact Elizabeth Battle at ebattle@wcpss.net with questions.

    We are celebrating Bus Driver Appreciation Week this week. Please take a minute to thank your bus driver for their hard work and help. They are the first and last person from school that kids see and they set the tone for the day. We rely on them each day and appreciate them.

    Attendance in Plan A: Students who are attending in plan A must physically be at school to be marked present. If they work virtually from home, they will be marked absent.

    Join the PTSA! We are having our first member drive and our first fundraiser. Please support us. Funds will go toward our senior class activities. Please join. Information about our PTSA is on our website.

    Attention 10th grade parents! Wake Tech Virtual Application is here for the class of 2023! If you were unable to attend one of these nights please contact jrsanders1@waketech.edu. You MUST be registered to attend classes next year. Parents only! Please complete this form before the event. Parents: What do you know about WTCC at NWCCA? Upcoming Asynchronous Dates: April 14, April 28, May 5, May 13.

    End of Year Exam Schedule:

    May 20: 1st period exam

    May 21st: 2nd period Exam

    May 24th: 3rd period exam

    May 25: 4th period exam

    May 26: Make-up exams

     

    Students who are taking EOC exams (Math 1, English 2, Biology, and Math 3) must attend exams in person at school.

     

    Students who are taking the following CTE exams (Principles of Business, Accounting 1, Sports and Entertainment Marketing, and Business Management) must take exams at school.

     

    Exams given at school will begin at 7:25 and end at 11:30.

     

    Teacher made exams will be given virtually.

     

    Graduation: Congratulations Seniors! The time has arrived. Graduation will be on the 26th at 6pm at Oberlin School. Oberlin School has the largest auditorium in the district and so allows for more social distancing. Families will receive 4 tickets.

     

    For students who do not feel comfortable graduating as a group, we will have a graduation ceremony May 27th at 1pm at school. Students need to pick either the one at Oberlin or the one at school.

    Seniors: Save the Date: The SGA is planning a senior activity for an asynchronous day on May 13th! More to come.

    Seniors: You will have to return all library books, textbooks and devices before you can graduate. Please bring in what you can now. We will also collect them at graduation practice.

    You will not receive tickets to graduation or have access to transcripts until these items are returned.

    AP Students and parents, please see the link below regarding important information about AP testing. Please let Ms. Campbell, ncampbell@wcpss.net, if you have questions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xUXFnqcW27bWvAAwrOwvymqD9GRfhI1hxMxH1KOok6A/edit?usp=sharing

    Please also review the WCPSS guidance that was shared with families: · Read the Return to Campus Guide for families. · Read Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols and sign the acknowledgement page. If you’ve already completed this form, you do not need to do it again.

    · Students who are sick or not feeling well should stay home. If a student begins to not feel well or shows signs of illness during the day, a parent or guardian will be expected to promptly pick them up from school. · Riding the bus? Complete the required attestation form, if you haven’t already, and learn the procedures to protect everyone’s health and safety. · Learn about expectations for face coverings. A face covering must be secured safely over the nose, mouth, and under your chin. · Learn about changes to meal service. Consider taking advantage of the free breakfast and lunch service. · Learn about technology in schools. Students with a WCPSS device should plan to bring them to school. Those bringing a personal device will need a signed BYOD Consent Form. · Be familiar with what happens when there is a COVID-19 case on campus.

     

    Principal Message 4/11/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    We had a great week greeting our in person students. It was a lot of fun to see them.

    Health Screenings and Temperature Checks

    Schools are no longer required to conduct daily health screenings and temperature checks. Families should conduct their own health screenings and temperature checks prior to arriving at school each day. We want all students to stay healthy.

    Students should not be in school if they are diagnosed with COVID-19, exposed to someone with COVID-19, instructed to quarantine, or if they are sick or experiencing any of these symptoms:

    · 100.4° fever or higher

    · Sore throat

    · New cough

    · New shortness of breath or difficulty breathing

    · New loss of taste or smell

    · Diarrhea or vomiting

    · New severe headache

    Parents you should have received a district e-mail regarding the virtual academy for WCPSS for 2021-2022 school year. Because of our partnership with Wake Tech, we are unable to offer a virtual academy at North Wake. Please contact Elizabeth Battle at ebattle@wcpss.net with questions.

    Attendance in Plan A: Students who are attending in plan A must physically be at school to be marked present. If they work virtually from home, they will be marked absent.

    Make Up Picture day is April 13th. Contact Dr. Riles with questions.

    Join the PTSA! We are having our first member drive and our first fundraiser. Please support us. Funds will go toward our senior class activities. Please join and please donate at memberhub. Information about our PTSA is on our website. https://nwccaptsa.weebly.com/

    If you are a student driving to school, please stop by the main office and get a form for parent permission to park.

    Attention 10th grade parents! Wake Tech Virtual Application is here for the class of 2023! If you were unable to attend one of these nights please contact jrsanders1@waketech.edu. You MUST be registered to attend classes next year. Parents only! Please complete this form before the event. Parents: What do you know about WTCC at NWCCA? Upcoming Asynchronous Dates: April 14, April 28, May 5, May 13.

    End of Year Exam Schedule:

    May 20: 1st period exam

    May 21st: 2nd period Exam

    May 24th: 3rd period exam

    May 25: 4th period exam

    May 26: Make-up exams

    Graduation: Congratulations Seniors! The time has arrived. Graduation will be on the 26th at 6pm at Oberlin School. Oberlin School has the largest auditorium in the district and so allows for more social distancing. Families will receive 4 tickets.

    For students who do not feel comfortable graduating as a group, we will have a graduation ceremony May 27th at 1pm at school. Students need to pick either the one at Oberlin or the one at school.

    Seniors: Save the Date: The SGA is planning a senior activity for an asynchronous day on May 13th! More to come.

    AP Students and parents, please see the link below regarding important information about AP testing. Please let Ms. Campbell, ncampbell@wcpss.net, if you have questions. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xUXFnqcW27bWvAAwrOwvymqD9GRfhI1hxMxH1KOok6A/edit?usp=sharing

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 is an asynchronous instructional day. However, all 10th grade students will take the PreACT test and most 12th grade students will take the ACT Workkeys test on that day. Students, please check your email for a message from Mrs. Horton with more information regarding these tests. Only students testing for these two exams will be permitted in the building on that day.

    From an e-mail sent to ALL sophomores from Ms. Horton.

    Good afternoon, Sophomores!

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will soon be administering the PreACT assessment to all eligible tenth-grade students. The PreACT is a required test as part of the North Carolina’s school accountability program. NWCCA will be testing all tenth-grade students on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:25 am. This is an asynchronous school day, so only students completing testing will be on campus this day. Students should report directly to their assigned testing rooms after completing the health screening (room assignments will be sent in a separate email closer to the test date).

    The PreACT assessment includes a pretest portion that will not be available to students through the state test administration. Parents and students can, however, voluntarily access and complete the information that is included in this pretest portion and create an ACT profile at the following website. http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/act-profile.html

    When the testing (approximately 3 hours) is complete, you will be able to leave campus before the end of the school day if you have a signed permission slip (attached). These permission slips can be turned in to the main office or a parent/guardian may send an email with permission to anlee@wcpss.net stating the specific day and test for which they are giving permission for you to leave.

    If you are a bus rider, busses will run on that day. If you are a virtual academy student and need transportation, please contact Dr. Riles at criles@wccpss.net, so he can assist you with this. Breakfast and lunch will also be available on this day in the cafeteria.

    If you have any questions or concerns about the PreACT, please contact our test coordinator, Mrs. Horton (chorton2@wcpss.net) or (919) 694-8650

    From and e-mail sent to SELECTED seniors by Ms. Horton:

    The ACT WorkKeys test will be given free of charge to all North Carolina students who are considered Career and Technical Education (CTE) completers. You are getting this email because you are a CTE completer (or will be at the end of this semester).

    WorkKeys is a required test as part of the North Carolina’s school accountability program. The WorkKeys assessment is designed to measure students’ career readiness as they prepare to enter the workforce. WorkKeys assesses students’ abilities in three core areas: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents. Students’ performance in these areas is meant to demonstrate their abilities to potential employers through the use of standardized, quantitative metrics. There are four certification levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.

    This test will be given to students at NWCCA on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:25 am. This is an asynchronous school day, so only students completing testing will be on campus this day. Students should report directly to their assigned testing rooms (room assignments will be sent in a separate email closer to the test date) after completing the health screening.

    It is important that students do well on this exam. In an effort to prepare for the exam, students may visit the following ACT WorkKeys website: https://goo.gl/v2rYHo to review sample items and take an online practice test.

    If you are a bus rider, busses will run on that day. If you are a virtual academy student and need transportation, please contact Dr. Riles at criles@wcpss.net so he can assist you with this. Breakfast and lunch will also be available on this day in the cafeteria.

    Cap & Gown units will be distributed to students following their WorkKey Assessment.

    When the testing (approximately 3 hours) and tasks (if applicable) are complete, you will be able to leave campus before the end of the school day if you have a signed permission slip (attached). These permission slips can be turned in to the main office or a parent/guardian may send an email with permission to anlee@wcpss.net stating the specific day and test for which they are giving permission for you to leave.

    If you have any questions or concerns about the ACT WorkKeys test, please contact our testing coordinator, Mrs. Horton at chorton2@wcpss.net or (919) 694-8650.

    Please also review the WCPSS guidance that was shared with families: · Read the Return to Campus Guide for families. · Read Student Accountability and Required Health Protocols and sign the acknowledgement page. If you’ve already completed this form, you do not need to do it again.

    · Students who are sick or not feeling well should stay home. If a student begins to not feel well or shows signs of illness during the day, a parent or guardian will be expected to promptly pick them up from school. · Riding the bus? Complete the required attestation form, if you haven’t already, and learn the procedures to protect everyone’s health and safety. · Learn about expectations for face coverings. A face covering must be secured safely over the nose, mouth, and under your chin. · Learn about changes to meal service. Consider taking advantage of the free breakfast and lunch service. · Learn about technology in schools. Students with a WCPSS device should plan to bring them to school. Those bringing a personal device will need a signed BYOD Consent Form. · Be familiar with what happens when there is a COVID-19 case on campus.

    Principal Message 4/4/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.   

    We welcome all in person students this week.

    Attendance in Plan A: Students who are attending in plan A must physically be at school to be marked present. If they work virtually from home, they will be marked absence.

    Join the PTSA! We are having our first member drive and our first fundraiser.  Please support us.  Funds will go toward our senior class activities. Please join and please donate at memberhub.  Information about our PTSA is on our website. https://nwccaptsa.weebly.com/

    If you are a student driving to school, please stop by the main office and get a form for parent permission to park.   

    Attention 10th grade parents! Wake Tech Virtual Application is here for the class of 2023!  If you were unable to attend one of these nights please contact jrsanders1@waketech.edu. You MUST be registered to attend classes next year. Parents only! Please complete this form before the event. Parents: What do you know about WTCC at NWCCA? 

    Upcoming Asynchronous Dates: April7, April 14, April 28, May 5, May 13.  

     

    End of Year Exam Schedule:

    May 20: 1st period exam

    May 21st: 2nd period Exam

    May 24th: 3rd period exam

    May 25: 4th period exam

    May 26: Make-up exams

    Graduation:  Congratulations Seniors!  The time has arrived. Graduation will be on the 26th at 6pm at Oberlin School.  Oberlin School has the largest auditorium in the district and so allows for more social distancing. Families will receive 4 tickets.

    For students who do not feel comfortable graduating as a group, we will have a graduation ceremony May 27th at 1pm at school.

    Seniors: Save the Date:  The SGA is planning a senior activity for an asynchronous day on May 13th! More to come.

    AP Students and parents, please see the link below regarding important information about AP testing.  Please let Ms. Campbell, ncampbell@wcpss.net, if you have questions.  

     https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xUXFnqcW27bWvAAwrOwvymqD9GRfhI1hxMxH1KOok6A/edit?usp=sharing 

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 is an asynchronous instructional day.  However, all 10th grade students will take the PreACT test and most 12th grade students will take the ACT Workkeys test on that day.  Students, please check your email for a message from Mrs. Horton with more information regarding these tests. Only students testing for these two exams will be permitted in the building on that day. 

    From an e-mail sent to ALL sophomores from Ms. Horton. 

    Good afternoon, Sophomores! 

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will soon be administering the PreACT assessment to all eligible tenth-grade students.  The PreACT is a required test as part of the North Carolina’s school accountability program. NWCCA will be testing all tenth-grade students on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:25 am. This is an asynchronous school day, so only students completing testing will be on campus this day. Students should report directly to their assigned testing rooms after completing the health screening (room assignments will be sent in a separate email closer to the test date). 

    The PreACT assessment includes a pretest portion that will not be available to students through the state test administration.  Parents and students can, however, voluntarily access and complete the information that is included in this pretest portion and create an ACT profile at the following website.  

    http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/act-profile.html  

    When the testing (approximately 3 hours) is complete, you will be able to leave campus before the end of the school day if you have a signed permission slip (attached).  These permission slips can be turned in to the main office or a parent/guardian may send an email with permission to anlee@wcpss.net stating the specific day and test for which they are giving permission for you to leave. 

    If you are a bus rider, busses will run on that day.  If you are a virtual academy student and need transportation, please contact Dr. Riles at criles@wccpss.net,  so he can assist you with this. Breakfast and lunch will also be available on this day in the cafeteria.  

    If you have any questions or concerns about the PreACT, please contact our test coordinator, Mrs. Horton (chorton2@wcpss.net) or (919) 694-8650 

    From and e-mail sent to SELECTED seniors by Ms. Horton:  

    The ACT WorkKeys test will be given free of charge to all North Carolina students who are considered Career and Technical Education (CTE) completers.  You are getting this email because you are a CTE completer (or will be at the end of this semester).   

    WorkKeys is a required test as part of the North Carolina’s school accountability program. The WorkKeys assessment is designed to measure students’ career readiness as they prepare to enter the workforce.  WorkKeys assesses students’ abilities in three core areas: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents.  Students’ performance in these areas is meant to demonstrate their abilities to potential employers through the use of standardized, quantitative metrics. There are four certification levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.  

    This test will be given to students at NWCCA on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:25 am. This is an asynchronous school day, so only students completing testing will be on campus this day. Students should report directly to their assigned testing rooms (room assignments will be sent in a separate email closer to the test date) after completing the health screening. 

    It is important that students do well on this exam. In an effort to prepare for the exam, students may visit the following ACT WorkKeys website: https://goo.gl/v2rYHo to review sample items and take an online practice test.  

    If you are a bus rider, busses will run on that day.  If you are a virtual academy student and need transportation, please contact Dr. Riles at criles@wcpss.net so he can assist you with this. Breakfast and lunch will also be available on this day in the cafeteria. 

    Cap & Gown units will be distributed to students following their WorkKey Assessment.

    When the testing (approximately 3 hours) and tasks (if applicable) are complete, you will be able to leave campus before the end of the school day if you have a signed permission slip (attached).  These permission slips can be turned in to the main office or a parent/guardian may send an email with permission to anlee@wcpss.net stating the specific day and test for which they are giving permission for you to leave.   

    If you have any questions or concerns about the ACT WorkKeys test, please contact our testing coordinator, Mrs. Horton at chorton2@wcpss.net or (919) 694-8650. 

    Please also review the WCPSS guidance that was shared with families:   

    Principal Message 3/29/2021

    We welcome cohort B for 9th and 10th graders and Co-hort B for 11th and 12th graders this week.   

    Students have until April 1 to choose in person or a virtual learning environment.  If you do not want to make a change, do nothing.  If you would like to switch, please use the form below.  The form is also on our website.  

    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf-DhzTuAFI-Ir1sJ06iyzQrqSpGoDiwD70yAKnLxYxuyCEnw/viewform

    Attendance in Plan A: Students who are attending in plan A must physically be at school to be marked present. If they work virtually from home, they will be marked absent.  Please see the county guidelines in the document linked below.

     https://docs.google.com/document/d/1dO4sdtRmoucZ6Ye6LlUDMCNAoCQcy8lF8bzOL8sgAqs/edit 

    Join the PTSA! We are having our first member drive and our first fundraiser.  Please support us.  Funds will go toward our senior class activities. Please join and please donate at memberhub.  Information about our PTSA is on our website. https://nwccaptsa.weebly.com/ 

    If you are a student driving to school, please stop by the main office and get a form for parent permission to park.    

    Attention 10th grade parents! Wake Tech Virtual Application is here for the class of 2023!  If you were unable to attend one of these nights please contact jrsanders1@waketech.edu. You MUST be registered to attend classes next year. Parents only! Please complete this form before the event. Parents: What do you know about WTCC at NWCCA? 

    Upcoming Asynchronous Dates: April7, April 14, April 28, May 5, May 13.   

    Congratulations to Mr. Riles!  He is now Dr. Riles!  Please send a note to criles@wcpss.net to congratulate him.  It is an amazing accomplishment.    

    We have a service dog who works with a student at North Wake. He is working, please do not treat him as a pet and approach him to pet him.  

    AP Students and parents, please see the link below regarding important information about AP testing.  Please let Ms. Campbell, ncampbell@wcpss.net, if you have questions.   

     https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xUXFnqcW27bWvAAwrOwvymqD9GRfhI1hxMxH1KOok6A/edit?usp=sharing  

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 is an asynchronous instructional day.  However, all 10th grade students will take the PreACT test and most 12th grade students will take the ACT Workkeys test on that day.  Students, please check your email for a message from Mrs. Horton with more information regarding these tests. Only students testing for these two exams will be permitted in the building on that day.  

    From an e-mail sent to ALL sophomores from Ms. Horton.  

    Good afternoon, Sophomores!  

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will soon be administering the PreACT assessment to all eligible tenth-grade students.  The PreACT is a required test as part of the North Carolina’s school accountability program. NWCCA will be testing all tenth-grade students on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:25 am. This is an asynchronous school day, so only students completing testing will be on campus this day. Students should report directly to their assigned testing rooms after completing the health screening (room assignments will be sent in a separate email closer to the test date).  

    The PreACT assessment includes a pretest portion that will not be available to students through the state test administration.  Parents and students can, however, voluntarily access and complete the information that is included in this pretest portion and create an ACT profile at the following website.   

    http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/act-profile.html   

    When the testing (approximately 3 hours) is complete, you will be able to leave campus before the end of the school day if you have a signed permission slip (attached).  These permission slips can be turned in to the main office or a parent/guardian may send an email with permission to anlee@wcpss.net stating the specific day and test for which they are giving permission for you to leave. 

    If you are a bus rider, busses will run on that day.  If you are a virtual academy student and need transportation, please contact Dr. Riles at criles@wccpss.net,  so he can assist you with this. Breakfast and lunch will also be available on this day in the cafeteria.   


    If you have any questions or concerns about the PreACT, please contact our test coordinator, Mrs. Horton (chorton2@wcpss.net) or (919) 694-8650  

    From and e-mail sent to SELECTED seniors by Ms. Horton:   

    The ACT WorkKeys test will be given free of charge to all North Carolina students who are considered Career and Technical Education (CTE) completers.  You are getting this email because you are a CTE completer (or will be at the end of this semester).    

    WorkKeys is a required test as part of the North Carolina’s school accountability program. The WorkKeys assessment is designed to measure students’ career readiness as they prepare to enter the workforce.  WorkKeys assesses students’ abilities in three core areas: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents.  Students’ performance in these areas is meant to demonstrate their abilities to potential employers through the use of standardized, quantitative metrics. There are four certification levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.   

    This test will be given to students at NWCCA on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:25 am. This is an asynchronous school day, so only students completing testing will be on campus this day. Students should report directly to their assigned testing rooms (room assignments will be sent in a separate email closer to the test date) after completing the health screening.  

    It is important that students do well on this exam. In an effort to prepare for the exam, students may visit the following ACT WorkKeys website: https://goo.gl/v2rYHo to review sample items and take an online practice test.   

    If you are a bus rider, busses will run on that day.  If you are a virtual academy student and need transportation, please contact Dr. Riles at criles@wcpss.net so he can assist you with this. Breakfast and lunch will also be available on this day in the cafeteria.  

    Cap & Gown units will be distributed to students following their WorkKey Assessment. 


    When the testing (approximately 3 hours) and tasks (if applicable) are complete, you will be able to leave campus before the end of the school day if you have a signed permission slip (attached).  These permission slips can be turned in to the main office or a parent/guardian may send an email with permission to anlee@wcpss.net stating the specific day and test for which they are giving permission for you to leave.    

    If you have any questions or concerns about the ACT WorkKeys test, please contact our testing coordinator, Mrs. Horton at chorton2@wcpss.net or (919) 694-8650.  

    Please also review the WCPSS guidance that was shared with families:    

     

    Principal Message 3/21/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.   

    These next few weeks will be exciting as we welcome some families back to campus while continuing to work with others virtually.  Our staff has worked hard to minimize transitions and ensure strong relationships with ALL students so that we can support them through these upcoming changes.  Please remember that although we are excited that some students will be back with us in person, we are also committed to continue to offer an outstanding virtual experience to our Virtual Academy students.  We value all of our students, no matter how they’re receiving instruction.  Please reach out if we can be supportive of your family in any way. 

     We welcome cohort A for 9th and 10th graders and Co-hort A for 11th and 12th graders.  

    If you are a student driving to school, please stop by the main office and get a form for parent permission to park.   

    Attention 10th grade parents! Wake Tech Virtual Application is here for the class of 2023!  If you were unable to attend one of these nights please contact jrsanders1@waketech.edu. You MUST be registered to attend classes next year. Parents only! Please complete this form before the event. Parents: What do you know about WTCC at NWCCA? 

    Upcoming Asynchronous Dates: April7, April 14, April 28, May 5, May 13.   

    Congratulations to Mr. Riles!  He is now Dr. Riles!  Please send a note to criles@wcpss.net to congratulate him.  It is an amazing accomplishment.  

    Congratulations to our art teacher, Mr. Brown! He is featured in an art exhibit at NCCU.  You can see his art using this link. 
    https://www.nccu.edu/nccu-art-museum/faculty-exhibition-2021
     

    AP Students and parents, please see the link below regarding important information about AP testing.  Please let Ms. Campbell, ncampbell@wcpss.net, if you have questions.  

    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1xUXFnqcW27bWvAAwrOwvymqD9GRfhI1hxMxH1KOok6A/edit?usp=sharing 

    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 is an asynchronous instructional day.  However, all 10th grade students will take the PreACT test and most 12th grade students will take the ACT Workkeys test on that day.  Students, please check your email for a message from Mrs. Horton with more information regarding these tests. Only students testing for these two exams will be permitted in the building on that day. 

    From an e-mail sent to ALL sophomores from Ms. Horton. 

    Good afternoon, Sophomores! 

    The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction will soon be administering the PreACT assessment to all eligible tenth-grade students.  The PreACT is a required test as part of the North Carolina’s school accountability program. NWCCA will be testing all tenth-grade students on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:25 am. This is an asynchronous school day, so only students completing testing will be on campus this day. Students should report directly to their assigned testing rooms after completing the health screening (room assignments will be sent in a separate email closer to the test date). 

    The PreACT assessment includes a pretest portion that will not be available to students through the state test administration.  Parents and students can, however, voluntarily access and complete the information that is included in this pretest portion and create an ACT profile at the following website.  

    http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/act-profile.html  

    When the testing (approximately 3 hours) is complete, you will be able to leave campus before the end of the school day if you have a signed permission slip (attached).  These permission slips can be turned in to the main office or a parent/guardian may send an email with permission to anlee@wcpss.net stating the specific day and test for which they are giving permission for you to leave. 

    If you are a bus rider, busses will run on that day.  If you are a virtual academy student and need transportation, please contact Dr. Riles at criles@wccpss.net,  so he can assist you with this. Breakfast and lunch will also be available on this day in the cafeteria.  

    If you have any questions or concerns about the PreACT, please contact our test coordinator, Mrs. Horton (chorton2@wcpss.net) or (919) 694-8650 

    From and e-mail sent to SELECTED seniors by Ms. Horton:  

    The ACT WorkKeys test will be given free of charge to all North Carolina students who are considered Career and Technical Education (CTE) completers.  You are getting this email because you are a CTE completer (or will be at the end of this semester).   

    WorkKeys is a required test as part of the North Carolina’s school accountability program. The WorkKeys assessment is designed to measure students’ career readiness as they prepare to enter the workforce.  WorkKeys assesses students’ abilities in three core areas: Applied Math, Graphic Literacy, and Workplace Documents.  Students’ performance in these areas is meant to demonstrate their abilities to potential employers through the use of standardized, quantitative metrics. There are four certification levels: Platinum, Gold, Silver, and Bronze.    

    This test will be given to students at NWCCA on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:25 am. This is an asynchronous school day, so only students completing testing will be on campus this day. Students should report directly to their assigned testing rooms (room assignments will be sent in a separate email closer to the test date) after completing the health screening. 

    It is important that students do well on this exam. In an effort to prepare for the exam, students may visit the following ACT WorkKeys website: https://goo.gl/v2rYHo to review sample items and take an online practice test.  

    If you are a bus rider, busses will run on that day.  If you are a virtual academy student and need transportation, please contact Dr. Riles at criles@wcpss.net so he can assist you with this. Breakfast and lunch will also be available on this day in the cafeteria. 

    Please note, students who have not passed the CPR Instruction graduation requirement will complete necessary tasks following their WorkKeys Assessment. Information regarding this requirement will be sent to impacted students separately via their WCPSS email. 

    Cap & Gown units will be distributed to students following their WorkKey Assessment and/or CPR Instruction tasks. 
    When the testing (approximately 3 hours) and tasks (if applicable) are complete, you will be able to leave campus before the end of the school day if you have a signed permission slip (attached).  These permission slips can be turned in to the main office or a parent/guardian may send an email with permission to anlee@wcpss.net stating the specific day and test for which they are giving permission for you to leave.   

    If you have any questions or concerns about the ACT WorkKeys test, please contact our testing coordinator, Mrs. Horton at chorton2@wcpss.net or (919) 694-8650. 

    Please also review the WCPSS guidance that was shared with families:   

     

    Principal Message 2/21/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.   

    These next few weeks will be exciting as we welcome some families back to campus while continuing to work with others virtually.  Our staff has worked hard to minimize transitions and ensure strong relationships with ALL students so that we can support them through these upcoming changes.  Please remember that although we are excited that some students will be back with us in person, we are also committed to continue to offer an outstanding virtual experience to our Virtual Academy students.  We value all of our students, no matter how they’re receiving instruction.  Please reach out if we can be supportive of your family in any way. 

    We welcome cohort C back on campus, Monday, February 22nd 

    Tuesday, February 23rd is a testing day for juniors.  No other students should come to campus.  

    Wednesday, February 24th  is an asynchronous day for all students.  No students should be on campus.  

     All juniors will take the ACT test on Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 7:25 am.  This is an asynchronous learning day. Please refer to the email Mrs. Horton sent or our website for more detailed information about testing day. In addition, all juniors need to create a MyACT account and use the personal code (provided by Mr. Riles in an email and in person on test day), to complete the non-test information.  The window to complete the non-test information is from Saturday, February 20, 2021 - March 1, 2021.  If a student has created a MyACT account but hasn't entered the personal code, the student must complete this non-test information using the personal code in order to have scores sent to (up to) four colleges/universities for free. If the student has misplaced this code, please contact Mrs. Horton (chorton2@wcpss.net). 

    The exam at school ends at 11:30.  Lunch is provided.  If you would like to have your child leave at that time, please see the information below regarding the  check out procedure.  

     Check out for students who drive: Students must have a signed permission slip or parent/guardian email to anlee@wcpss.net giving permission for specific days to check out.  Students will sign the clip board in the main office with the time they left campus before leaving for the day, so we have a record of when each student left. 

     Check out for car riders: Students must have a signed permission slip or parent/guardian email to anlee@wcpss.net giving permission for specific days to check out.  Parents may call the main office when they are in the parking lot, and the student will be sent out after he/she signs the clip board in the main office with the time they left campus.  Teachers will not release students from the testing room until the ride is confirmed or they verify there is a signed permission slip. 


    Check out for bus riders: Students will remain in the testing rooms (socially distanced) until the busses arrive at 11:30 at which time they will be released to go to the bus.  

     Students who ride the bus must have a form signed by the parent before they get on the bus  that they do not have any symptoms of COVID.  Please see the link here. Students may not ride the bus until this form is completed. https://www.wcpss.net/busform 

     Black History Month Resources: February is Black History Month. Teachers will be discussing elements of black history in their daily lessons utilizing good things time to discuss. . Our students are developing the lessons through SGA.  

    The theme of this year’s Black History Month – “Celebrating the Black Family.” Honoring the love and legacy of family. #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #blackfamily #theloveoffamily #theresnoplacelikehome  

      Meal Benefits Registration: Please consider applying for meal benefits by Feb 26. For every student that turns in the free and reduced lunch application and qualifies, the school receives federal funds that benefit the student and teachers at the school. These funds provide additional teachers and staff for the school which means more services for students, especially students that are struggling in reading or math. These funds also are used for materials and supplies for students and teachers. These are valuable resources that teachers can use to improve student achievement.    

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra funding next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year can be found at www.wcpss.net/Page/1849.  

     If you are a student driving to school, please stop by the main office and get a form for parent permission to park.  

     Attention 10th grade parents! Wake Tech Virtual Application Night(s) are here for the class of 2023! There are 3 options for attendance. Families must register to attend one of the sessions below (One registration entry per household and student and parent attendance are required). Reserve your seat now!  

    • Monday, March 1st, 2021 @ 6 pm (the focus will be on the Culinary Arts, Early Childhood Education, and Business Administration programs of study, but all are welcome)   
    • Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021 @ 6 pm (the focus will be on the Emergency Medical Science, Information Technology programs of study, but all are welcome) 
    • Tuesday, March 16th, 2021 @ 4 pm (makeup event for ALL programs of study) 

      The link for registration is: NWCCA Application Night Registration 

      Also, after registration completion, and closer to the date of the event, those registered will be sent a meeting invite for the Google Meet.   

      Parents only! Please complete this form before the event. Parents: What do you know about WTCC at NWCCA?  

    Upcoming Asynchronous Dates: March 3, March 17, April7, April 14, April 28, May 5, May 13.  

    Please also review the WCPSS guidance that was shared with families:  

    Principal Message 2/8/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.   

     

    The Wake County Board of Education approved a plan Tuesday evening calling for students not enrolled in the Virtual Academy to return to schools on February 15. The plan calls for the following:  

    These next few weeks will be exciting as we welcome some families back to campus while continuing to work with others virtually.  Our staff has worked hard to minimize transitions and ensure strong relationships with ALL students so that we can support them through these upcoming changes.  Please remember that although we are excited that some students will be back with us in person, we are also committed to continue to offer an outstanding virtual experience to our Virtual Academy students.  We value all of our students, no matter how they’re receiving instruction.  Please reach out if we can be supportive of your family in any way. 


    WCPSS will communicate with families directly each day as we prepare to welcome students back on campus on Monday, Feb 15.  Please carefully review this information, and let us know if you have any questions!  

    All Juniors will take the ACT on Tuesday, February 23.  More information to come.  

    Registration for courses next year begins this week.  Counselors will visit third period classes from 11:25-12:49.  Please make sure your student is on the call the entire time. The schedule is below.  

    Teacher 

    Date 

    Perdomo 

    Feb. 8 

    Schloesser 

    Feb. 8 

    Farabee 

    Feb.10 

    Roach-Findlay 

    Feb. 10 

    Lipscomb 

    Feb. 11 

    Balgooyen 

    Feb. 11 

    Glugla 

    Feb. 12 

    Brown 

    Feb. 12 

    William 

    Feb. 15 

    Russ 

    Feb. 16 

    PLant 

    Feb 17 

    Graham 

    Feb 18 

     

    Black History Month Resources: February is Black History Month. Teachers will be discussing elements of black history in their daily lessons utilizing good things time to discuss. . Our students are developing the lessons through SGA. 

    The theme of this year’s Black History Month – “Celebrating the Black Family.” Honoring the love and legacy of family. #blackhistory #blackhistorymonth #blackfamily #theloveoffamily #theresnoplacelikehome 

    Meal Benefits Registration: Please consider applying for meal benefits by Feb 26. For every student that turns in the free and reduced lunch application and qualifies, the school receives federal funds that benefit the student and teachers at the school. These funds provide additional teachers and staff for the school which means more services for students, especially students that are struggling in reading or math. These funds also are used for materials and supplies for students and teachers. These are valuable resources that teachers can use to improve student achievement.   

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra funding next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year can be found at www.wcpss.net/Page/1849. Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com.  

    Students who ride the bus must have a form signed by the parent before they get on the bus  that they do not have any symptoms of COVID.  Please see the link here. Students may not ride the bus until this form is completed. https://www.wcpss.net/busform 

     

    Principal Message 1/31/2021

    January provided a little winter weather! It did not stop our Open House. Thank you all for meeting our teachers and learning about the courses that they teach.  If you have any additional questions this semester, please reach out. 
     
    Wednesday, February 3 is an Asynchronous Learning Day. While there will be no live instruction, students are still expected to check into Canvas for the instructional activities for the day. 
     
    Black History Month: While we celebrate black history throughout the year as we celebrate American history, February is nationally recognized as Black History Month. This month, we will honor the contributions of black leaders, educators, scientists, artists and influencers and the impact they have on shaping the American story. 

    Thie week marks the end of the third quarter,  Grades will be e-mailed to parents to let them know how students are doing.  Please remember that we have many options for support available.  Teachers have office hours and we have Griffin's Den.  We also have a strong student services and intervention staff who can help  Please contact us with questions. 
     

    Free and Reduced Lunch Application: Parents, please consider applying for meal benefits by Feb 26. For every student that turns in the free and reduced lunch application and qualifies, the school receives federal funds that benefit the student and teachers at the school. These funds provide additional teachers and staff for the school which means more services for students, especially students that are struggling in reading or math. These funds are also used for materials and supplies for students and teachers. These are valuable resources that teachers can use to improve student achievement.  

    Yes, meals will still be free for all students through June, 2021 but we still need you to complete a meal benefits application so our school can be eligible for this extra funding next year. Information about applying for Meal Benefits for the 2020-21 school year can be found at www.wcpss.net/Page/1849 . Help our school continue to receive this funding by completing an application online at MySchoolApps.com

     

    Substitute Recruitment Resources: “Our district has recently launched a campaign to recruit substitute teachers. Our subs receive training, work flexible hours and earn bi-weekly pay and incentives based on the number of jobs they pick up. If you have an interest in supporting our schools and shaping bright futures, visit wcpss.net/subs to learn more.”
     
    We have just a few materials left to be picked up.  If you have not come yet to pick up your materials, please do so. We are available 7:30-3:00.  Just come and ring the bell. 
     

    Principal Message 1/18/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements.   

    Pre-K-12 Students to Continue in Remote Instruction Until Mid-February: The Board of Education voted this week for all students in grades Pre-K-12 to remain in remote instruction through mid-February. Board members made this decision after hearing employees and school administrators share their concerns over the increasing percentage of positive cases, the level of community spread in our county and staffing concerns. Board members will review state and local guidance, state and local health data and district operation details before deciding next steps in February. Athletic skills development, conditioning and intramural options at the middle school level will not resume until in-person instruction resumes. Learn more

     

    Materials Pick up: It is this Friday, January 22nd, from 8-2.  Please drive up to the front of the school, tell us your child’s name and we will go inside and get you the materials. Courses that have materials to pick up:  

    Math1:Krassy 

    Math3: Plant 

    PreCalculus: Limited texts available for pick up (Many first term students did not return theirs).  You nay also use the online version.  

    PE: Brayboy: T-shirts 

    Art: Brown 

    AP English 12: Murray 

    AP Chemistry: Farabee 

    Adobe:  If you have a chrome book but need a laptop, please come switch them out.  

    School Pictures 

     

    2nd Semester Meet the Teacher: Please join us virtually on Thursday, January 28, from 6-7.  Teacher will have pre-recorded messages regarding course information.  They will be available in a google meet for questions and answers. Videos and google meet codes will be on our website. 

     

    Registration for next year is coming! To provide you with information to aid in registration, we will be holding a virtual curriculum fair.  Our department chairs will explain the course offerings in each department and be available to answer questions. The curriculum fair is Thursday, February 4, from 6-7pm. Please join us and learn more about our course offerings.  

     

    Planning to Ride the Bus?: If you are planning on having your student ride the bus to or from school, please complete the online Health Attestation form found here.  This form must be submitted before your child is permitted to ride Wake County Transportation.  One form must be completed for each child.  If you have any questions, please contact the school. 

     

    Principal Message 1/10/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.   

    Good Afternoon Griffin Families,  

    As a reminder, North Wake will operate in remote learning until January 19. Live instruction will happen each day and students are expected to login to each teacher’s Google Meet as well as check Canvas for assignments, etc. We will follow the same daily schedule as in the fall. The schedule is on our website.Wednesday, January 13th, will be an asynchronous learning day for all students. On asynchronous learning days there is no live instruction but students are expected to log into their canvas accounts and complete assignments.  

    Materials drop off: If you were an adobe student in the spring and had a school laptop, please return it. We need to provide spring students laptops as well. Just come to the school, ring the bell, and we can meet you at the front door.   

    We are working to develop a date for a materials pick up.That date will be when staff are allowed back in the building.   

    Canvas Tech Tip:  

     See the link below. It is about the calendar tool on the left-hand side of Canvas that allows students to see a list or a visual of all the work they need to turn in (with due dates) for all of their classes in one place.  

    https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KWdiZufkmQg-rAYA2ar4NL2Elaix13Sm/view?usp=sharing 

    Please contact our testing coordinator, Carrie Horton, at chorton2@wcpss.net with questions about the PSAT. Students who are taking the PSAT will be notified. PSAT testing will take place on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  We will begin the test at 7:30 am, and the test will take approximately 4 hours to complete (including directions and pre-bubbling). Unless a student has extended time, the testing should be completed around 11:30 am. Parents/guardians can check out students who are participating in the virtual academy when the student has completed testing.  Students who are staying until the 2:18 (regular dismissal) will return to their in-person classes after testing. 

    All required covid19 precautions will be observed during this testing session.  These include all students and staff doing the health screening before entering the building, everyone (students and staff) will wear masks, and at least 6 feet of distance will be utilized in the testing rooms between students testing. The largest testing room will only have 11 students testing, so we will be able to provide plenty of distance between students. 

    In preparation for the test, a paper student guide and practice test will be available for pick up in the main office on January 20th (when we return to in-person school).  However, students are encouraged to practice before then, please visit  

    https://collegereadiness.collegeboard.org/psat-nmsqt-psat-10/practice/full-length-practice-tests to download 2 different practice tests. This website also has testing tips and the same information that is shared in the student guide.  This will allow students to become familiar with the testing format and learn some useful tips to prepare for testing day. 

    When we return January 19: Planning to Ride the Bus? -If you are planning on having your student ride the bus to or from school, please complete the online Health Attestation form foundhere.  This form must be submitted before your child is permitted to ride Wake County Transportation.  One form must be completed for each child.  If you have any questions, please contact the school. 

    That is all the announcements for the week.  See you Monday, virtually. I hope everyone has a great week.  

    Elizabeth Battle, Ed.D. 

    North Wake College and Career Academy

    931 Durham Road

    Wake Forest, North Carolina 27587

    919-694-8650 (Main School)

    919-247-4353 (Personal cell)

    Follow us @NorthWakeCCA

     

    Principal Message 1/3/2021

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.  

    Good Afternoon and Happy New Year Griffin Families, 

    We hope each of you had a wonderful Winter Break. Looking back on 2020, I am in awe of the work our entire community did to support learning for all students in an unprecedented time. I am grateful for the support of our families for both students and teachers through remote and blended learning. I love the energy students bring to the classroom, both in person and virtually. I am proud of the flexibility and creativity of the teachers in developing engaging instructional activities for each student.  I am thankful to be part of the North Wake Family and am looking forward to all that 2021 has to offer. May the new year bring health, happiness and growth for all. 

    As a reminder, North Wake will operate in remote learning until January 20. Live instruction will happen each day and students are expected to login to each teacher’s Meet as well as check Canvas for assignments, etc. We will follow the same daily schedule as in the fall. That is on our website. Wednesday, January 13th, will be an asynchronous learning day for all students. 

    Thank you to everyone for a successful end to the first semester.  We will post grades in Powerschool.  If you would like a report card mailed to you, please let me know. Class schedules for second semester are in Powerschool and teachers are using the learning platform Canvas. Tomorrow, Monday, is a teacher workday. We will begin live instruction on Tuesday, January 5th. Please see our calendar on line for cohort information.  https://www.wcpss.net/site/default.aspx?DomainID=19 

    Materials drop off: If you were an adobe student in the spring and had a school laptop, please return it.  We need to provide spring students laptops as well. Just come to the school, ring the bell, and we can meet you at the front door.  

    We are working to develop a date for materials pick up. That date will be when staff are allowed back in the building.  

     

    I hope everyone had an awesome break and I look forward to seeing you January 5th.  Virtually.  

     

    Principal Message 12/16/2020

    Materials Drop-Off on Friday, 12/18/2020 from 8-2

    Regarding material drop off.  We will do it drive thru, so no need for kids to come inside. 
     
    The school board met last night and moved us to remote learning through the end of the first semester for traditional calendars, January 20. We need to do a materials drop off and had planned to do it after the break.  Now we need to do it this week.  I apologize for the late notice.  Please bring material back from this semester (books, etc.), in a drive thru format at North Wake.  We will have bins available. Please come between 8-2 on Friday, December 18. We look forward to seeing you and getting materials back to give students second semester. Please call with questions. 919-247-4353.

    Principal Message 12/6/2020


    This is a message from Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with information for the week.  

    The board voted last Tuesday to move North Wake into 2 cohorts for 11th and 12th grades.  11th and 12th grade students will come every other week.  This move was made because Wake Tech needed it to make their programs work. 9th and 10th grade students will still have three cohorts and will come one week out of every 3 weeks. We are working on making the cohort lists and will complete that by this Friday.  We need to balance the cohorts and work with transportation to ensure that there is bus availability. Please contact me if you have questions about the change.  

     The last day to order Spirit Wear is tomorrow-link is located on the school's main website. 

    Monday is also the last day to sign-up for Adopt a Family.  All products will need to be delivered Wednesday 12/9 during the assigned time of 10:00 -12:00 and 2-3 pm.  SGA and Beta Club are very thankful to everyone that have contributed. 


    We are also collecting gently used or new coats on the 12/9, please feel free to bring them also during the assigned time of 10:00 -12:00 and 2-3 pm. 

     Encourage your child to take an active role in their Google Meets by: 

    • Turning their camera on. This allows the teacher to create a better relationship with the student and also allows the teacher to pick up on student facial expressions that may signal a lack of understanding. The teachers will also be able to see if students are not focused and redirect them. Know that while you can require this, school staff will not do so in order to ensure your child’s comfort and privacy is maintained. 
    • Using the chat box productively by asking questions there when they are confused or need more elaboration. 
    • Attending question and answer sessions after the main Google Meet in order to solidify their understanding of a concept 


    Technology News: Is your Wake County Chromebook or hotspot broken? Is the screen cracked? Are the hinges loose? Are keys missing from the keyboard? Report these problems to the Student Help Desk at https://www.wcpss.net/domain/17256 or 919-694-8100 before Winter Break. This will give Technology Services more time to fix issues before students return in January. Most fixes are free! Call or submit your help request today! 

     Virtual Parent Summit: The National Center for Youth Issues is collaborating with WCPSS to connect with experts on how to manage the changes and challenges that Covid-19 has brought to our schools and families. Topics include student engagement, behavior support, and self-care and will be presented by nationally recognized experts in the field of education. Please visit the Virtual Parent Summit website for more information and how to register.  

     That is all of the announcements for the week.  Please see our website for exam information.  

     Principal Message from 12/6/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, Principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements regarding exams.  

    Exam schedule: Please see the attached schedule.  EOC exams (Math 1, Math 3, Biology, and English 10) and the CTE exam Principals of Business are administered at school. See bus information/ Satellite stops on our website.  Teacher made exams are virtual.  

     Exam exemption information: Please read the information below regarding exam exemptions.  

    • Seniors are exempt with a C or better on teacher made exams.  
    • Teacher-made exams will be made available to every student in a course that calls for a teacher-made exam.  For students who engage in the exam, their exam score will only be included if it supports a higher final average.  For students who do not take the exam, their final average will be the average of Quarter 1 and Quarter 2. 
    • Teacher-made exams will be administered to students in a virtual environment. 


    Exams at school end at 11:25.  If you would like to have your child leave at that time, please see the information below regarding the  check out procedure.  

     Check out for students who drive: Students must have a signed permission slip or parent/guardian email to anlee@wcpss.net giving permission for specific days to check out.  Students will sign the clip board in the main office with the time they left campus before leaving for the day, so we have a record of when each student left. 

     Check out for car riders: Students must have a signed permission slip or parent/guardian email to anlee@wcpss.net giving permission for specific days to check out.  Parents may call the main office when they are in the parking lot, and the student will be sent out after he/she signs the clip board in the main office with the time they left campus.  Teachers will not release students from the testing room until the ride is confirmed or they verify there is a signed permission slip. 


    Check out for bus riders: Students will remain in the testing rooms (socially distanced) until the busses arrive at 11:30 at which time they will be released to go to the bus.  

     Students who ride the bus must have a form signed by the parent before they get on the bus  that they do not have any symptoms of COVID.  Please see the link here. Students may not ride the bus until this form is completed. https://www.wcpss.net/busform

    You are required to submit this form stating that you and your child will abide by all health and safety protocols for bus ridership.. Students are not permitted to ride the bus until this form has been submitted. You will need to submit a form for all of your children who plan to ride the bus during the 2020-21 school year. Submit form online | Español ...
    www.wcpss.net

     

     

     

     

    Principal Message 12/4/2020

    Seniors are exempt with a C or better on teacher made exams. 

    • Teacher-made exams will be made available to every student in a course that calls for a teacher-made exam.  For students who engage in the exam, their exam score will only be included if it supports a higher final average.  For students who do not take the exam, their final average will be the average of Quarter 1 and Quarter 2.

    • Teacher-made exams will be administered to students in a virtual environment.

     
    Principal Messages 11/17/2020
     
    Wednesday, 11/18, is an asynchronous day.  Attendance will be taken, but there will be no live instruction.  Please ask your student to log into his or her canvas classes and complete the assignment needed for daily attendance. 
     
    The window forVirtual Academyregistration for the spring has closed.  Parents received an e-mail yesterday to confirm their enrollment.  If you did not receive an e-mail and believe you are in virtual academy please let me know. ebattle@wcpss.net. 
     
    WCPSS Updates - All WCPSS Updates can be found here (https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus.)
     
    Teachers willupdate gradeson Wednesday, November 18, by 3 pm. Interimswill be issued vis e-mail on Friday.  As always, please check Powerschool for updated grade information. 

    Teacher made final assessments will be given on December 11 and 12. 

    Students in the following classes are expected to return to school for testing.  Please see the daily test schedule below.  Transportation will be provided. Students who do not take the test and do not have a medical exemption will receive an incomplete until the make up test is taken. 

    Biology

    English II

    Math 1

    Math 3

    Principles of Business. 

     

    EOC Courses: Math 1, Math 3, English 2, & Biology
    Monday, December 14, 2020
    Time Testing
    7:25 - 11:25 CTE Exams Principles of Business 
       
    Tuesday, December 15, 2020
    Time Testing
    7:25 - 11:25 English II EOC Exam 
       
    Wednesday, December 16, 2020
    Time Testing
    7:25 - 11:25 Math 3 EOC Exam 
       
    Thursday, December 17, 2020
    Time Testing
    7:25 - 11:25 Math 1 EOC Exam  
       
    Friday, December 18, 2020
    Time Testing
    7:25 - 11:25 Biology EOC Exam 
       
    Please look for more information regarding transportation for exams. We look forward to seeing everyone and know our students will do well.
     

    Principal Message 11/1//2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Tuesday is a teacher workday for all WCPSS schools and there will be no remote or asynchronous learning activities. Students can, however, use Tuesday as a day to catch up on assignments from last week. Wednesday is a regular school day. 


    Virtual Academy Spring Registration: The window is open now through November 4th for families wishing to make a change for 2nd semester learning plans. Please read your registration options. As a reminder, families who select Virtual Academy for 2nd Semester will not return to in-person learning during the 2nd Semester. Families who select Plan A/B/C  will return to in-person learning during the 2nd Semester.

     WCPSS Updates - All WCPSS Updates can be found here (https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus.)

    District Asynchronous Learning Days: There will be a remote learning day on each week where there is not already an interruption to the week across all calendars. Asynchronous learning days are scheduled on the following dates:  November 18, December 2, December 16, January 6, and January 13. These dates are included on weeks where all calendars have five full days of learning. New learning will continue on District Asynchronous Learning days and students are required to log in to each class for instructional activities.

    Curbside Meal Pickup and Big Bus Food Truck Canceled Tuesday, Nov. 3 

    Meal pick up for curbside and Big Bus Food Truck will not be available on Tuesday Nov. 3 (Teacher Workday and Election Day). Two lunches and two breakfasts will be provided to families on Monday, Nov. 2. View locations at wcpss.net/food. 

    Principal Message 10/26/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.
     

    Spirit Week is this Week! 

    Monday is Twin Day! 

    Tuesday is Dress as a Celebrity Day! 

    Wednesday is Wacky Tacky Day! 

    Thursday is Pajama Day! 

    Friday is Halloween day! Wear your costume! 

     

    Take pictures of yourself ins spirit gear and send them to Ms. Brothers (lbrothers@wcpss.net) and Ms. Murray, (cmurray2@wcpss.net) to win prizes.  

     

    Asynchronous Day, Wednesday, October 28.  Teachers will not be providing live instruction. Students do need to log into Canvas for each class to complete and activity for attendance purposes.  

     

    Club Day is this Friday at 10:23.  Please see our website for a list of clubs.  We expect each student to participate in a club.  

     

    Family Academy is at North Wake! 


    Save the Date. Tuesday, October 27th. 6 until 7 PM. Virtual Workshop via Google Meet. Family Academy presents "Empowering Through Academics" -- Developing Good Homework Habits & Ways to Help Your Child Develop Organizational Skills. Available in English and Spanish. 

     

    Tendremos un evento en línea el martes 27 de octubre de 6 a 7 pm a través de Google Meet. La Family Academy del condado de Wake presenta "Empoderamiento a través de lo académico": desarrollo de buenos hábitos de tarea y formas de ayudar a su hijo a desarrollar habilidades organizativas ". La presentación estará disponible en inglés y español. 

     

    Please see our grading policy below. We have a policy that encourages students to complete assignments but does have a time constraint.  

    The following are school-wide expectations for missed work:   

    • If the missed work is not related to absences, students will have up to three days to turn in the assignment. After a maximum of three days, the teacher will notify the parent/guardian of the missing assignment. Students will have three additional days after notifying parent/guardian to submit the work.   
    • Students will receive no late penalty for the assignment if submitted within the guidelines above.   
    • PowerSchool, by default, does not calculate missing work in the grade. Teachers will enter missed work as a zero throughout the quarter to indicate that it is missing. If the assignment is still missing after the six days (as outlined above), it will remain a zero in the gradebook.   
    • If an assignment is due within the last six days of a grading period, the end of the grading period (quarter or semester) is the deadline for submitting the work.  
    • Chronic missing and/or late work may result in disciplinary referral and/or consequences.  

    RESUBMISSION OF ASSIGNMENTS 

    • Students will be allowed to resubmit major assessments. They will be allowed one resubmission. Teachers will determine the timeframe in which it is allowed and whether whole, part, or an alternative resubmission will be required.   
    • Students must complete remediation and/or missing work (as designated by the teacher) before a resubmission can be done.   
    • For resubmissions, the higher grade will be recorded  
    • If a student earns below a 60 in the first quarter and then passes the second quarter and the final exam for the course, the teacher may go back and increase the first quarter grade to a 60 to calculate the final grade. 

     

    And, information on how to join Student Services Remind Groups:  

    Text the following to 81010: 

     

    Class of 2021/Grade 12 - @nwcca2021 

    Class of 2022/Grade 11 - @nwcca2022 

    Class of 2023/Grade 10 - @nwcca2023 

    Class of 2024/Grade 9 - @nwcca2024 

    Scholarships and Enrichment opportunities - @nwenrich 

    AP Testing info and Updates - @apexam2021 

     

    Return to School: 

    We expect to return to school on Plan B second semester.  Please take time to review the website with return to school information.  

    https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus 

     

    Important: Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students 

    Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals.
    *Or until funding is depleted.  

    Student Online Behavior Expectations, Consequences, and Due Process 

    School is different this year, with students learning remotely outside of the controlled school environment. However, our behavioral expectations for online learning are the same as if students were on campus. While students are learning remotely, our virtual classrooms, online meetings, and work spaces are extensions of our school environment. We are committed to promoting positive student behavior by offering a broad range of supports, interventions, and consequences to address problem behaviors. Please review with your child our expectations for student behavior, consequences, and due process

     

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  
    I am happy to answer questions and provide support.  

     Principal Message 10/18/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Picture Day is Friday, October 23. Please make an appointment to take your picture this Friday from 8 to 1.  Please go to our website and see the announcement for picture day to sign up, or use this link. https://booknow.appointment-plus.com/cxhkghhs/ 

     Senior T-shirts are on sale for two weeks.............will be on sale until October 18.  The shirts WILL NOT BE SHIPPED....the shirts will be picked up at the school.  Therefore, please select free shipping and put in the school address for shipping 931 Durham Road, Wake Forest NC.  Please email Ms. Brothers if you have any questions. 

     

    Register for the PSAT 

    The PSAT/NMSQT test is currently scheduled for January 26, 2021. The cost of the test is $17 which will be collected at a date closer to the test. If you would like to sign up to take the test, please use the sign up link form to register for the test. Mrs. Horton will contact you with more information as it becomes available.  The final day to register for the PSAT Test is Friday, October 23rd. If you have any questions or would like to request a fee waiver based on free or reduced lunch status, please email Mrs. Horton at chorton2@wcpss.ne 

     

    Family Academy is at North Wake! 


    Save the Date. Tuesday, October 27th. 6 until 7 PM. Virtual Workshop via Google Meet. Family Academy presents "Empowering Through Academics" -- Developing Good Homework Habits & Ways to Help Your Child Develop Organizational Skills. Available in English and Spanish. 

    Tendremos un evento en línea el martes 27 de octubre de 6 a 7 pm a través de Google Meet. La Family Academy del condado de Wake presenta "Empoderamiento a través de lo académico": desarrollo de buenos hábitos de tarea y formas de ayudar a su hijo a desarrollar habilidades organizativas ". La presentación estará disponible en inglés y español. 

     Please see our grading policy below. We have a policy that encourages students to complete assignments but also encourages responsibility.  

     

    North Wake College and Career Academy Grading Policies and Procedures  

     

    In the Wake County Public School System, we are committed to maintaining rigorous performance and achievement standards for all students and to providing a fair and consistent process for evaluating and reporting student progress that is understandable to students and their parents and relevant for instructional purposes.  

     

    At North Wake College and Career Academy, we believe that a grade is a numerical representation to measure the performance of a student’s achievement and mastery of standards. Their purpose is to communicate to all stakeholders a student’s level of understanding about established objectives.   

      

    The information below shares specific information about grading for WCPSS classes only.  

      

    CALCULATING GRADES  

    The following are school-wide expectations for calculating grades:   

    • Major Assessments: 55%   
    • Minor Assessments: 35%   
    • Homework 10%   

     

    In order to maintain consistency in calculation, all teachers will include a minimum of ten grades per quarter* as part of the student’s overall grade (*per semester for year-long courses).  Teachers are committed to updating their grades in PowerSchool at a minimum of once a week.   

     

    HOMEWORK  

    The following are district-wide expectations for homework:   

    • The teacher will introduce a concept or skill, thoroughly explain the concept or skill, and provide guided practice before making a related homework assignment.   
    • Homework assignments shall be specific, within the students’ ability and have clearly defined expectations. Questions pertaining to the completion of a homework assignment should be answered and clarified.   
    • Homework assignments are not to be given as punishment or busy work.   
    • Homework assignments will not require the use of books or materials, which are not readily available in the home or accessible to the student.   

        

      The following are school-wide expectations for homework:   
    • Should not exceed an average of 30 minutes per class each night;   
    • Aside from long-term projects, should not be scheduled during student breaks;   
    • All homework should receive feedback.   

        

       

      MISSED/ LATE WORK 

      The following are district-wide expectations for missed work:   
    • If the absence is approved in advance and/or if the work is assigned by the teacher in advance, all make-up work, including tests assigned for the day of return, is due upon the student's return to school. Teachers should use discretion and may make exceptions in the case of students whose excused absences were not planned in advance, were beyond the student' control, and the nature of which would not support make-up work the day of return   
    • If the make-up work has not been assigned in advance, for absences of one (1) to three (3) days, the student will have one day for each day absent. For absences exceeding three (3) days, the student may have two (2) days for each day absent to make up work. Special consideration will be given in the case of extended absences due to injury or chronic illness.   

        

      The following are school-wide expectations for missed work:   
    • If the missed work is not related to absences, students will have up to three days to turn in the assignment. After a maximum of three days, the teacher will notify the parent/guardian of the missing assignment. Students will have three additional days after notifying parent/guardian to submit the work.   
    • Students will receive no late penalty for the assignment if submitted within the guidelines above.   
    • PowerSchool, by default, does not calculate missing work in the grade. Teachers will enter missed work as a zero throughout the quarter to indicate that it is missing. If the assignment is still missing after the six days (as outlined above), it will remain a zero in the gradebook.   
    • If an assignment is due within the last six days of a grading period, the end of the grading period (quarter or semester) is the deadline for submitting the work.  
    • Chronic missing and/or late work may result in disciplinary referral and/or consequences.  

       

      And, information on how to join Student Services Remind Groups are also included:  

     

    Text the following to 81010: 

     

    Class of 2021/Grade 12 - @nwcca2021 

    Class of 2022/Grade 11 - @nwcca2022 

    Class of 2023/Grade 10 - @nwcca2023 

    Class of 2024/Grade 9 - @nwcca2024 

    Scholarships and Enrichment opportunities - @nwenrich 

    AP Testing info and Updates - @apexam2021 

     

     

    Important: Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students 

    Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals.
    *Or until funding is depleted.  

    Student Online Behavior Expectations, Consequences, and Due Process 

    School is different this year, with students learning remotely outside of the controlled school environment. However, our behavioral expectations for online learning are the same as if students were on campus. While students are learning remotely, our virtual classrooms, online meetings, and work spaces are extensions of our school environment. We are committed to promoting positive student behavior by offering a broad range of supports, interventions, and consequences to address problem behaviors. Please review with your child our expectations for student behavior, consequences, and due process

     

     

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  

     

    Principal Message 10/11/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

     

    Asynchronous Wednesday: We will have an Asynchronous Learning Day on Wednesday, October 14. This will be an opportunity for students to work, on a flexible schedule, to catch up on outstanding Majors and Minors as well as taking a break from their computer screens. Teachers will use this time to offer office hours for students who need them and prepare instruction for the rest of the quarter. Families are asked, in preparation for Wednesday, to review HomeBase/Parent Portal and identify Majors and Minors that need to be done or revised and resubmitted. Students should prioritize Majors and then move to Minors. Please email your teachers if you need help or clarification. All students will need to check in to each teacher’s Google Classroom or Canvas site on Wednesday for updates and announcements. 

    Attendance: Attendance in a remote learning environment is designed to keep students engaged, to ensure they are on pace, and to offer academic and emotional support. Attendance is taken using the Power school system. A student is considered present if a student attends synchronous learning or if a student completes their daily assignments.  We will contact students and their parents if they miss three consecutive days.  

     

    We are mailing report cards for the first nine weeks.  If you do not receive a report card, please let us know. If you have questions about the report card, please contact your child’s teacher, counselor or administrator.  

     

    MINGLE MONDAY will  begin on Monday, September 14th.  Mingle Monday will be a weekly program offered to all 9th grade students and will begin at 11 am each Monday session. Mondays that we are not scheduled to be in school we will not meet. This will be a Google Meet Session, available to all 9th grade students, led by Ms. Kim Miller (Special Populations Coordinator, READY Coordinator, and Special Education Support Staff) and Mrs. Megan Walter (Dean of Students and 9th Grade School Counselor). The Google Meet Code will be shared with all 9th grade students via their WCPSS Student Email. The goal of this program is to better develop positive relationships with students, to help students get to know each other in safe/productive ways, and to provide support to students related to high school transition. **Students will help formulate the weekly topics based on information they will provide in a Google Form supplied to them on the 14th. 

     

    And, information on how to join Student Services Remind.  Also please see our counselor newsletter at the following link.  https://www.smore.com/v8md6  

     

    Text the following to 81010: 

     

    Class of 2021/Grade 12 - @nwcca2021 

    Class of 2022/Grade 11 - @nwcca2022 

    Class of 2023/Grade 10 - @nwcca2023 

    Class of 2024/Grade 9 - @nwcca2024 

    Scholarships and Enrichment opportunities - @nwenrich 

    AP Testing info and Updates - @apexam2021 

     

     

    Important: Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students 

    Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals.
    *Or until funding is depleted.  

    Student Online Behavior Expectations, Consequences, and Due Process 

    School is different this year, with students learning remotely outside of the controlled school environment. However, our behavioral expectations for online learning are the same as if students were on campus. While students are learning remotely, our virtual classrooms, online meetings, and work spaces are extensions of our school environment. We are committed to promoting positive student behavior by offering a broad range of supports, interventions, and consequences to address problem behaviors. Please review with your child our expectations for student behavior, consequences, and due process


     Principal Message 9/20/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

     

    Action Needed By Sept. 21: Complete Survey Regarding Returning to School Campuses 


    Families, please complete this survey to provide feedback regarding students returning to school campuses for in-person instruction. Please submit your responses by Monday, Sept. 21 at 5 p.m. 

     

    In order to meet county requirements for live instruction (synchronous learning) time we have added 15 minutes to each period. Please see our Daily Schedule below.  We will have the following schedule beginning Tuesday, September 8.  

    North Wake College and Career Academy 

    2020 – 2021 

     

    Traditional (Plan B) 

    WCPSS Remote / Virtual 

    Periods 

    Start 

    End 

    Live Instruction 

    1st 

    7:25 

    8:49 

    8:00 – 8:45 

    2nd 

    8:54 

    10:18 

    9:00 – 9:45 

    Griffin’s Den (SMART Lunch) 

    10:23 

    10:50 

    10:00 – 11:00 

    *Office Hours 

     Lunch  

    10:50 

    11:20 

    3rd 

    11:25 

    12:49 

    12:00 – 12:45 

    4th 

    12:54 

    2:18 

    1:00 – 1:45 

     

    * Fridays will be dedicated to the READY program and student clubs. Students will be expected to attend these sessions each Friday from 10:30 to 11:00.  

     

    Note: The Remote/Virtual Live Instruction does not apply to Wake Tech classes. These classes will adhere to the scheduled times established by the Wake Tech Instructor.  

     

    We are at the interim point for the first nine weeks.  We e-mailed interim grades to parents on Friday.  Teachers enter all grades by Thursday at 3.  Our intervention coordinator then determines which students are failing and need to do Griffin’s Den. Please ask your student to check his or her e-mail 1st period on Monday to see if they have been assigned Griffin’s Den.  Griffin’s Den runs from 10:23-10:50.  

     

    Important: Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students 

    Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals.
    *Or until funding is depleted.  

     

    WCPSS Updates - All WCPSS Updates can be found here (https://www.wcpss.net/returntocampus.)  Please note some important “Updates Regarding Re-Opening School Campuses” found here (https://www.wcpss.net/Page/45647.) 

    Community Resources 

    Salvation Army Holiday Angel Tree - Registration is online this year at https://saangeltree.org from Monday, September 21 - Friday, October 2.  Under Invitation Code, click NO. 

    Food Stamps -  Apply online at https://epass.nc.gov/ 

    Are you worried about being evicted? -  There is an Eviction Moratorium (no evictions) in place until the end of 2020.  To qualify, please read this flyer (https://cutt.ly/EvictionPreventionFlyer1), then sign the Eviction Prevention Document (https://cutt.ly/EvictionPreventionDocument) and give it to your landlord.  

      

    Recursos de la comunidad 

    Árbol de ángel navideño del Ejército de Salvación – Información: https://saangeltree.org 

    Cupones para alimentos - Información: https://epass.nc.gov/ 

    ¿Le preocupa ser desalojado? – Información: https://cutt.ly/HfFJ2Yb 

     

    Student Online Behavior Expectations, Consequences, and Due Process 

    School is different this year, with students learning remotely outside of the controlled school environment. However, our behavioral expectations for online learning are the same as if students were on campus. While students are learning remotely, our virtual classrooms, online meetings, and work spaces are extensions of our school environment. We are committed to promoting positive student behavior by offering a broad range of supports, interventions, and consequences to address problem behaviors. Please review with your child our expectations for student behavior, consequences, and due process

     

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  
    I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

    Principal Message 9/13/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

     

    In order to meet county requirements for live instruction (synchronous learning) time we have added 15 minutes to each period. Please see our Daily Schedule below.  We will have the following schedule beginning Tuesday, September 8.  

    North Wake College and Career Academy 

    2020 – 2021 

     

    Traditional (Plan B) 

    WCPSS Remote / Virtual 

    Periods 

    Start 

    End 

    Live Instruction 

    1st 

    7:25 

    8:49 

    8:00 – 8:45 

    2nd 

    8:54 

    10:18 

    9:00 – 9:45 

    Griffin’s Den (SMART Lunch) 

    10:23 

    10:50 

    10:00 – 11:00 

    *Office Hours 

     Lunch  

    10:50 

    11:20 

    3rd 

    11:25 

    12:49 

    12:00 – 12:45 

    4th 

    12:54 

    2:18 

    1:00 – 1:45 

     

    * Fridays will be dedicated to the READY program and student clubs. Students will be expected to attend these sessions each Friday from 10:30 to 11:00.  

     

    Note: The Remote/Virtual Live Instruction does not apply to Wake Tech classes. These classes will adhere to the scheduled times established by the Wake Tech Instructor.  

     

    Attendance: Attendance in a remote learning environment is designed to keep students engaged, to ensure they are on pace, and to offer academic and emotional support. Attendance is taken using the Power school system. A student is considered present if a student attends synchronous learning or if a student completes their daily assignments.  We will contact students and their parents if they miss three consecutive days.  

     

    We are at the interim point for the first nine weeks.  We e-mailed interim grades to parents on Friday.  Teachers enter all grades by Thursday at 3.  Our intervention coordinator then determines which students are failing and need to do Griffin’s Den. Please ask your student to check his or her e-mail 1st period on Monday to see if they have been assigned Griffin’s Den.  Griffin’s Den runs from 10:23-10:50.  

     

    MINGLE MONDAY will  begin on Monday, September 14th.  Mingle Monday will be a weekly program offered to all 9th grade students and will begin at 11 am each Monday session. Mondays that we are not scheduled to be in school we will not meet. This will be a Google Meet Session, available to all 9th grade students, led by Ms. Kim Miller (Special Populations Coordinator, READY Coordinator, and Special Education Support Staff) and Mrs. Megan Walter (Dean of Students and 9th Grade School Counselor). The Google Meet Code will be shared with all 9th grade students via their WCPSS Student Email. The goal of this program is to better develop positive relationships with students, to help students get to know each other in safe/productive ways, and to provide support to students related to high school transition. **Students will help formulate the weekly topics based on information they will provide in a Google Form supplied to them on the 14th. 

    Parents are encouraged to review the most recent Student Services newsletter. There are several forms within that document that we need so that we can better support our entire NWCCA Community:  

     

    Parent Needs Assessment 

     

    Student Support Services Consent Form 

     

    Naviance Parent Account Request Form 

     

    Parent/Guardian Contact Information Update  

     

    And, information on how to join Student Services Remind Groups are also included:  

     

    Text the following to 81010: 

     

    Class of 2021/Grade 12 - @nwcca2021 

    Class of 2022/Grade 11 - @nwcca2022 

    Class of 2023/Grade 10 - @nwcca2023 

    Class of 2024/Grade 9 - @nwcca2024 

    Scholarships and Enrichment opportunities - @nwenrich 

    AP Testing info and Updates - @apexam2021 

     

    Important: Free Breakfast and Lunch for All Students 

    Students in all grade levels can receive a free breakfast and lunch from an operating location until December 31*. Please visit https://www.wcpss.net/food for a list of operating sites. Students are not required to visit their assigned school and do not have to be present to receive meals. The curbside meal service will operate Monday through Friday from 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Students will receive breakfast and lunch at no cost! No student ID number required to receive meals.
    *Or until funding is depleted.  

    Student Online Behavior Expectations, Consequences, and Due Process 

    School is different this year, with students learning remotely outside of the controlled school environment. However, our behavioral expectations for online learning are the same as if students were on campus. While students are learning remotely, our virtual classrooms, online meetings, and work spaces are extensions of our school environment. We are committed to promoting positive student behavior by offering a broad range of supports, interventions, and consequences to address problem behaviors. Please review with your child our expectations for student behavior, consequences, and due process

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  
    I am happy to answer questions and provide support.  

    Principal's Message from 9/7/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

     

    In order to meet county requirements for live instruction (synchronous learning) time we have added 15 minutes to each period. Please see our Daily Schedule below.  We will have the following schedule beginning Tuesday, September 8.  

    North Wake College and Career Academy 

    2020 – 2021 

     

    Traditional (Plan B) 

    WCPSS Remote / Virtual 

    Periods 

    Start 

    End 

    Live Instruction 

    1st 

    7:25 

    8:49 

    8:00 – 8:45 

    2nd 

    8:54 

    10:18 

    9:00 – 9:45 

    Griffin’s Den (SMART Lunch) 

    10:23 

    10:50 

    10:00 – 11:00 

    *Office Hours 

     Lunch  

    10:50 

    11:20 

    3rd 

    11:25 

    12:49 

    12:00 – 12:45 

    4th 

    12:54 

    2:18 

    1:00 – 1:45 

     

    * Fridays will be dedicated to the READY program and student clubs. Students will be expected to attend these sessions each Friday from 10:30 to 11:00.  

     

    Note: The Remote/Virtual Live Instruction does not apply to Wake Tech classes. These classes will adhere to the scheduled times established by the Wake Tech Instructor.  

     

    Attendance: Attendance in a remote learning environment is designed to keep students engaged, to ensure they are on pace, and to offer academic and emotional support. Attendance is taken using the Power school system. A student is considered present if a student attends synchronous learning or if a student completes their daily assignments.  We will contact students and their parents if they miss three consecutive days.  

     

    We are at the interim point for the first nine weeks.  Please use PowerSchool to review your child’s grades at this point. Teachers enter all grades by Thursday at 3.  Our intervention coordinator then determines which students are failing and need to do Griffin’s Den. Please ask your student to check his or her e-mail 1st period on Tuesday to see if they have been assigned Griffin’s Den.  Griffin’s Den runs from 10:23-10:50. 

     

     

    CANVAS in the online platform that is being used by all teachers at North Wake. This platform provides your student with easy access to coursework assigned by their teachers at all times. You, and your student, can review this resource together to create a plan of improvement from home. You are able to:  

    • Locate missing work that can still be completed (Check PowerSchool for missing work) 
    • Identify Major Assessments That Can Be Resubmitted 
    • Create To Do Lists Each Week 
    • Review Support Materials For Quiz/Test Preparation 

     

    A video on how to add your contact information (email/mobile) to your student's CANVAS account so that you can receive notifications is here.  

     

    Kim Miller is available to meet with you to assist you with learning how to better utilize CANVAS from home. Email her at kmiller13@wcpss.net to schedule an appointment.  

     

    PowerSchool is the student information we use to communicate course progress to students/parents/guardians. You should request an account if you do not already have one. The required forms are here. You are able to review:  

    • Attendance Data By Course 
    • Grade Data By Course 
    • Testing Data 
    • Etc.  

    A video showing you the Parent PowerSchool Portal can be found here.  

     

    Griffin's Den​ begins on Tuesday, September 8th. This program will provide a time for your student to work with their teacher(s), in a smaller virtual setting, to receive individualized support to improve their course grade. Griffin's Den begins at 10:30 am (Monday through Thursday) and lasts 30 minutes. The daily schedule is below:  

    • Monday (Period 1) 
    • Tuesday (Period 2) 
    • Wednesday (Period 3) 
    • Thursday (Period 4) 

    Office Hours are held daily from 10 am until 11 am -- you will note that this does include the Griffin's Den. Please encourage your student to meet with their teachers, if they need additional help, the thirty minutes prior to the official start to Griffin's Den.  

      

    Please reach out to your student's teachers to garner suggestions for improvement, a missing work completion plan, or to schedule a parent - teacher conference. Please reach out to your student's School Counselor if you would like to meet with more than one teacher at a time and we will help to schedule and facilitate that meeting.  

     

    Senior night is Wednesday, September 9, from 6-930. The link for the senior newsletter is pasted below. Please see our website for more information.  

    https://www.smore.com/nvwx1 

     

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.   

     

     

    Principal Message 8/30/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Thank you to our parents who were able to come to Meet the Teacher.  We enjoyed seeing everyone and answering questions about our program.  If you were not able to come and would like to communicate with your child’s teacher, please just send an e-mail. 

     All students who requested a device should have received an e-mail last Tuesday saying their device was ready for pick up.  Please let us know if you did not receive an e-mail and have requested a device.  

    Please see our Daily Schedule below.   

    North Wake College and Career Academy 

    2020 – 2021 

     

    Traditional (Plan B) 

    WCPSS Remote / Virtual 

    Periods 

    Start 

    End 

    Live Instruction 

    1st 

    7:25 

    8:49 

    8:00 – 8:30 

    2nd 

    8:54 

    10:18 

    9:00 – 9:30 

    Griffin’s Den (SMART Lunch) 

    10:23 

    10:50 

    10:00 – 11:00 

    *Office Hours 

     Lunch  

    10:50 

    11:20 

    3rd 

    11:25 

    12:49 

    12:00 – 12:30 

    4th 

    12:54 

    2:18 

    1:00 – 1:30 

     

    * Fridays will be dedicated to the READY program and student clubs. Students will be expected to attend these sessions each Friday from 10:30 to 11:00.  

     Note: The Remote/Virtual Live Instruction does not apply to Wake Tech classes. These classes will adhere to the scheduled times established by the Wake Tech Instructor.  

    Attendance: Attendance in a remote learning environment is designed to keep students engaged, to ensure they are on pace, and to offer academic and emotional support. Attendance is taken using the Power school system. A student is considered present if a student attends synchronous learning or if a student completes their daily assignments.  We will contact students and their parents if they miss three consecutive days.  

    Teachers will be using Remind as a method to communicate assignments and due dates.  They will use Canvas as the learning platform.  We use Powerschool to communicate grades and attendance. Please see the Powerschool video tutorial below: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oZzyL-SzTrrzzuoEqvOxvAueGBFZBKIz/view?ts=5f4bc9f6 

    Please see a link to a canvas tutorial below.  Ms. Kim Miller is available for support with Canvas.  Please contact her at kmiller13@wcpss.net to schedule a google meet. 

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DhV8qyY8WmQ&feature=youtu.be 

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  
    I am happy to answer questions and provide support.  

     

    Principal Message 8/23/2020

     

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.
     

    We have had a great start to the school year, It has been a different start, but teachers are teaching, albeit online, and students are learning ,albeit remotely. I want to just take a moment to say thank you to our students, parents, and teachers.  Remote learning is difficult. We miss the positive, daily, immediate, interactions with each other. We miss the structure of bells and the free time of lunches. We miss group work and project based learning. And even with so much to miss, we have come together as a community, keeping students safe, loved, and learning. For that I am grateful.   Thank you.  

     We are hosting a virtual Meet the Teacher this Wednesday, August 26 from 6-830.  Please see our website for the link.  You will gather information from me, student services, career development, and the media center. You will also have the chance to meet each teacher, including your student’s Ready teacher.   

     Please see our website for the class schedule including the time that teachers will be on line with live instruction. Please help your student remember those times.  We are taking attendance.  

     Fridays from 10:30-11:00 we will have Ready or club day. The first Ready is Friday September 4. Again, we will be taking attendance. We require participation.  

     You should have received an e-mail from the county regarding device pick up.  If you need an hotspot and a device that has been delayed because the hotspots have not shipped. If you have not received an e-mail letting you know your device is ready device  and have requested one, please contact me via e-mail.  

     As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  

    Principal Message 7/28/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    We hope this message finds you well and that your family is enjoying summer.  As you know from your WCPSS Updates, all North Wake Students will begin the school year virtually, beginning August 5th. This includes Virtual Academy students and Plan B Tranision students.   All information about the re-opening of schools can be found here

    On August 5th, we will hold a materials pick up.  Please come to the school to pick up textbooks, and other materials your will need for the semester.  You will pick up your schedule, walk through it, and collect texts from your NWCCA and Wake Tech teachers. Please come during the following time slots according to last name.  Please wear a face mask. We will allow 50 students in the building and so may ask you to wait.  

    August 5th 

    8-9:  A-E 

    9-10 F-K 

    10-11 L-P 

    11-12: Break 

    12-1: Q-T 

    1-2: U-Z 

     

    This week, families received a “Technology Needs Survey.”   We are asking all families with a student in grades K-12 to complete this survey for each student, regardless of your school, whether you have applied to the Virtual Academy, whether you have a device or whether you need a device.  This short survey will help us better understand the needs of our students and make sure that we are able to meet those needs.  Parents must fill out this survey to ensure that remote learning is successful  Our Ready teachers will call those who do not and ask them to do so.  Please take time to do it.  

    Registration is open for the WCPSS Virtual Academy on July 27 - July 29. The application will close on July 29 at 5 p.m.  Families who have applied to the WCPSS Virtual Academy and would like to withdraw or change their application, should contact NWCCA directly during this time. Register now.  

    Virtual Meeting with Dr. Battle – Thursday, July 30th at 10:00 am 

    Please join Dr. Battle for a virtual meeting for NWCCA specific updates around the beginning of the new school year.  Please see the google link below.  It will also be posted on our website.  We had the last 9th grade virtual orientation at 11:00 on Monday as well.  They have been very successful with over 75% of our new students attending.  

    Thursday, July 3010:00 – 11:00am 

    Join with Google Meet 

    meet.google.com/zbg-tqyk-xms 

    Join by phone 

    ‪(US) +1 601-522-7147 PIN: ‪293 274 275# 

    Please see our Daily Schedule below.  We will have the following schedule to open school:  

    Monday and Tuesday August 3rd and 4th: Ready (Academic Coach) teachers will call families to explain Canvas and google meet and to welcome them to North Wake.  

    Wednesday, August 5th: Materials pick up 

    Thursday, August 6thOrientation session via google meet at 10 and 1 

    Friday, August 7th: Orientation sessions via google meet at 10 and 1.  

    Monday, August 10: We begin on line instruction! 

    North Wake College and Career Academy 

    2020 – 2021 

     

    Traditional (Plan B) 

    WCPSS Remote / Virtual 

    Periods 

    Start 

    End 

    Live Instruction 

    1st 

    7:25 

    8:49 

    8:00 – 8:30 

    2nd 

    8:54 

    10:18 

    9:00 – 9:30 

    Griffin’s Den (SMART Lunch) 

    10:23 

    10:50 

    10:00 – 11:00 

    *Office Hours 

     Lunch  

    10:50 

    11:20 

    3rd 

    11:25 

    12:49 

    12:00 – 12:30 

    4th 

    12:54 

    2:18 

    1:00 – 1:30 

     

    * Fridays will be dedicated to the READY program and student clubs. Students will be expected to attend these sessions each Friday from 10:30 to 11:00.  

    Note: The Remote/Virtual Live Instruction does not apply to Wake Tech classes. These classes will adhere to the scheduled times established by the Wake Tech Instructor.  

    The supply list will be available on our website, tomorrow, August 29.  

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  
    I am happy to answer questions and provide support. Please utilize the FAQ. I will respond daily.   https://forms.gle/usiKedEXjD32cehE7 

     

    Principal Message 7/26/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.
     

    We hope this message finds you well and that your family is enjoying summer.  As you know from your WCPSS Updates, all North Wake Students students will begin the school year virtually, beginning August 5th. This includes Virtual Academy students and Plan B students.   All information about the re-opening of schools can be found here

    Technology Needs Survey 

    This week, families received a “Technology Needs Survey.”   We are asking all families with a student in grades K-12 to complete this survey for each student, regardless of your school, whether you have applied to the Virtual Academy, whether you have a device or whether you need a device.  This short survey will help us better understand the needs of our students and make sure that we are able to meet those needs.  Parents must fill out this survey to ensure that remote learning is successful  Our Ready teachers will call those who do not and ask them to do so.  Please take time to do it.  

    Registration is open for the WCPSS Virtual Academy on July 27 - July 29. The application will close on July 29 at 5 p.m.  Families who have applied to the WCPSS Virtual Academy and would like to withdraw or change their application, should contact NWCCA directly during this time. Register now.  

    Virtual Meeting with Dr. Battle – Thursday, July 30th at 10:00 am 

    Please join Dr. Battle for a virtual meeting for NWCCA specific updates around the beginning of the new school year.  Please see the google link below.  It will also be posted on our website.  We have the last 9th grade virtual orientation at 11:00 on Monday as well.  They have been very successful with over 75% of our new students attending.  

    Thursday, July 3010:00 – 11:00am 

    Join with Google Meet 

    meet.google.com/zbg-tqyk-xms 

    Join by phone 

    ‪(US) +1 601-522-7147 PIN: ‪293 274 275# 

     

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.  
    I am happy to answer questions and provide support. Please utilize the FAQ. I will respond daily.   https://forms.gle/usiKedEXjD32cehE7 

    Principal Message 7/22/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with information regarding NC plans A, B, and C.

    Wake County cannot open in Plan A, where all students return. There is simply not the space to socially distance and so is not safe.

    Wake County had planned to open in plan B, where students returned but in three week rotations that allowed for social distancing. Based on parent and teacher feedback and information regarding the spread of corona virus, Wake County has moved to a fully on line model until we can return to school safely. Our teachers will work with students, like we did in the spring, to provide on-line instruction. We will return to school when we can safely do so.

    During this period, Wake County has also created the Virtual Academy.  This is distinguished from Plan B remote learning. This Academy is designed for on-line instruction for students who know they do not want to return to school first semester or for the entire year. The application window for the Virtual Academy closed on Monday but will re-open from July 27 to July 29 to give parents the opportunity to apply who have not.  If you have already applied and would like to change your choice, please contact the school directly.  To help understand all the differences between WCPSS Virtual Academy and Plan A/B/C, view this comparison chart. 

    Wake County is committed to providing each child a device in order to work from home.  They will be sending out a survey to determine your device needs.  I will send a remind when the survey goes out, as well as an e-mail.

    It is a confusing time for us.  Circumstances change daily and we must react to them in a way that best meets the needs, learning and social emotional, of our students. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.  I have had a lot of phone calls and am glad for them.  Sometimes the answer is I don’t know.  But, I will find out.  Thank you for your support.  Thank you for your wonderful kids, We miss them. And we hope to see them soon.

    As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

     

    Principal Message 7/18/2020

     

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy responses to our FAQ.

    I read today that WCPSS are going to have a second time to apply for virtual academy. Is that only if they opt for Plan C or will that be regardless? Thank you for taking the time to help everyone. We miss school!

     

    I am not sure. I think the second window to open for plan B will allow students who have opted for one semester or all year to change.

     

    So, is Virtual Academy not an option for the school? And, if not what is the protocol the school will follow for safety and prevention of the virus?

     

    Yes. We have a number of virtual academy students signed up  Students who are juniors in culinary, seniors in IT and EMT will need to complete lab hours. We are contacting parents directly to explain options.

     

    My daughter is a upcoming junior and is enrolled in business administration and I signed her up for virtual academy. So is she going to be able to take her wake tech classes?

     

    Yes.

     

    Do students who are going to take part in the Virtual Academy come in for orientation? Can the participate in this either way?

     

    I do not know at this time. I assume that id they are in the virtual academy they will not come to school for orientation.  If they would like to come in, we will welcome them.

     

    If it is my child's week to come to school, but she has a sore throat or is experiencing minor cold/allergy symptoms (without fever); to protect the student body from worry - will it be permissible for the student to continue working virtually on her "go to school" week?

     

    Yes. We will keep in contact with all students at all times.

     

    Alright to have more details on how the transportation is going and how this two days in the classes

     

    I don’t have more details.  When I do, I will share them.

     

    If you signed up for virtual academy can you go back to plan B? Since you sent out this information that does not go with her EMS program.

     

    We contacted each parent that needed to know about required lab hours for EMT and how they would be fulfilled. If you have not been contacted and have a question, please call me.

     

    Will it be possible for kids in CA with an IEP to come more often?

     

    We will insure that IEP requirements are met.  Please contact me or Ms. Lee for more questions or help.

     

    Will remote learning weeks be taught with the regular teachers just as if the students were in the classroom?

     

    No. Remote learning is different than in class learning. As a PBL school, we require a lot of collaboration that is not possible with a governor mandate of social distancing. Therefore, we will be more creative in our instruction. But, it will be different.

     

    Virtual School

    With the current status of using Plan B for schooling, most parents are having to get laptops for our children. Will the school be providing a link for Word or Microsoft applications, as this is not standard on new laptops? I think a link was provided when they first went to remote learning at the end of last school year. Thank you!

     

    I have cut and pasted your question to our information officer and our tech contact.  Please e-mail directly so I can respond.

     

    All students who are impacted by in person lab hours required by Wake Tech have been contacted directly by NWCCA.  If you have not been contacted then we are able to provide virtual schooling through Wake Tech.

     

     Thank you for taking my question! Our concern is if Wake County does as is being reported in the local media today and they go to plan C. Will NWCCA have to follow? Could we be allowed to continue with plan B instead given the small size of NWCCA? As both a Wake County parent and an educator, I have emailed the school system to voice serious concerns for having the county go into plan C. If we, as a family, were given the option to vote on the subject today, we would vote plan A with plan B as a backup :) Thank you again~

     

    We will follow the Wake County model.

     

    We miss you and can’t wait to see you when we return to school. As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

     

    Principal Message 5/11/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    I want to just take a moment to say thank you to our students, parents, and teachers.  Remote learning has been difficult. We miss the positive, daily, immediate, interactions with each other. We miss the structure of bells and the free time of lunches. We miss group work and project based learning. And even with so much to miss, we have come together as a community. For that I am grateful.  We have two weeks left in year 2019-2020. We have much still to accomplish. Thank you.

    Thank you to our students and parents for their well-wishes for Teacher Appreciation week.  The response was wonderful. Please see the padlet for messages. https://padlet.com/ebattle1/xn2yp5lsudlxnk2

    The district will review SBOE guidelines and provide directions for schools. Once we have more information for what the guidelines mean for North Wake students and families, we will share them and their implications with our families. Current indications are that there will be no exams. That there will be no 4th quarter grade. 4th quarter work (remote learning)  will factor into the 3rd quarter grade, but only to raise it. Once we have final decisions from the district, we will share them.

    We encourage all students to remain engaged. The focus of remote learning will continue to be engagement and feedback while providing the flexibility families need. The final two weeks presents a wonderful opportunity to complete work and improve your third quarter, now final semester, grade. As always, email your student’s teachers, counselor, or administrator if you have questions.

    We will be monitoring attendance for online classes.  Students who do not attend will be contacted by our counselors to determine how we can help. We will hold classes until Thursday, May 21.

    Device and Technical Support - As you are working with your student, there are resources and support available for your family regarding how to log in and how to use specific digital tools. If you have a technology issue and need help, please contact the Student Help Desk at StudentTechHelp.wcpss.net or by phone weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 919-694-8100.

    For our SENIORS!  Cap and gown pick-up is Wednesday, May 13, from 12-3.  Please come to the school, park, and come to a table at the front entrance to receive your cap and gown. We will have lines on the pavement 6 feet apart for you to stand at. We will be wearing PPE equipment. We will collect textbooks at that time and provide you with property from your locker.  Also for seniors, please see a video of our seniors, compiled by Ms. Horton, on our website. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSIIva-KI90&feature=youtu.be

     

    SENIOR graduation! As a modified calendar school, we graduate first.  There are a few of us early colleges with graduations scheduled between May 20 and 22nd. At this time, those traditional graduations are cancelled.  We are working as a group to determine other options. Please stay tuned. We definitely want to celebrate your accomplishments but have to find a way to do so within the constraints of COVID 19. We will find a way.

     

    As always, please e-mail or call me (919-247-4353) with questions and for help. Again, I truly want to thank you for your work, flexibility, and communication during remote learning.

    Principal Message 4/26/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    Thursday and Friday presented us all with a great deal of information regarding the next steps for North Wake Collage and Career Academy and for all Wake County Public Schools. On Thursday, guidelines surrounding grading were presented by the State Board of Education. The district will review those guidelines and provide directions for the schools. Once we have more information for what the guidelines mean for North Wake students and families, we will share them and their implications with our families.

    Friday brought the announcement by Governor Cooper that school buildings would remain closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year. NWCCA students and teachers will continue to learn and teach as we have since the start of school closure. We encourage all students to remain engaged. The focus of remote learning will continue to be engagement and feedback while providing the flexibility families need. Students need to use their Wake ID Portal and their WCPSS email to connect with learning and teachers. Not using the Wake ID Portal prevents students from accessing all parts of Remote Learning. Please ask your student to see the work being completed and the feedback being shared. As always, email your student’s teachers, counselor, or administrator if you have questions.

    North Carolina approved the distribution of additional resources to families receiving free or reduced-price lunch. The additional benefits will be through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer Program (P-EBT) to help families buy food during the COVID-19 school closure. Learn more about the P-EBT program on the NC DHHS website.

    We realize that many families’ economic and employment situations have changed during this pandemic. Families can apply at any time for free or reduced-price lunch, which may also qualify them for other state and federal benefits. Visit www.wcpss.net/meals to apply.

    Please see our schedule for classes on our website. We began classes on April 6. Students will meet for two classes a day and teachers will have office hours everyday at 1 pm.  

    We will be monitoring attendance for online classes.  Students who do not attend will be contacted by our counselors to determine how we can help.

    Students, if you are having any difficulty with remote learning, please let us know. The administrators, counselors and teachers are all here to help and support you as we move through this new learning process. You can email any of us using your WCPSS email. We are also using remind and you can text us via remind.

    Device and Technical Support - As you are working with your student, there are resources and support available for your family regarding how to log in and how to use specific digital tools. If you have a technology issue and need help, please contact the Student Help Desk at StudentTechHelp.wcpss.net or by phone weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 919-694-8100.

    The county has continued to add to food distribution sites. Please see our website for the most

     

    We miss you and can’t wait to see you when we return to school. As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

    Principal Message 4/13/2020

    The Governor has closed schools through May 15th.

    Please see our schedule for classes on our website. We will began classes on April 6. Students will meet for two classes a day and teachers will have office hours everyday at 1 pm.  

    We will be monitoring attendance for online classes.  Students who do not attend will be contacted by our counselors to determine how we can help.

    Students, if you are having any difficulty with remote learning, please let us know. The administrators, counselors and teachers are all here to help and support you as we move through this new learning process. You can email any of us using your WCPSS email. We are also using remind and you can text us via remind.

    Device and Technical Support - As you are working with your student, there are resources and support available for your family regarding how to log in and how to use specific digital tools. If you have a technology issue and need help, please contact the Student Help Desk at StudentTechHelp.wcpss.net or by phone weekdays from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at 919-694-8100.

    The county has continued to add to food distribution sites. Please see our website for the most current list.

    We finalized third quarter grades last Tuesday. They will be available for review in Powerschool.  If you would like a report card mailed, please let me know.

    We have gathered information about who needs technology devices. We distributed those last Tuesday. We have a few devices left.  Please e-mail your teacher if you need one.

    We miss you and can’t wait to see you when we return to school. As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

    Principal Message 4/5/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.
    The Governor has closed schools through May 15th.

    Please see our schedule for classes on our website. We will begin classes on April 6. Students will meet for two classes a day and teachers will have office hours everyday at 1 pm.  Please let me or your counselor know if you are unable to connect with your teachers.

    We will be monitoring attendance for online classes.  Students who do not attend will be contacted by our counselors to determine how we can help.

    The county has continued to add to food distribution sites. Please see our website for the most current list.

    We will finalize third quarter grades next Tuesday. They will be available for review in Powerschool.  If you would like a report card mailed, please let me know.

    We miss you and can’t wait to see you when we return to school. As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

    Principal Message 3/31/2020

    This is Elizabeth Battle, principal of North Wake College and Career Academy with announcements for the week.

    The Governor has closed schools through May 15th.

    You have received from Wake County a digital link to Remote Learning Resources.  It is also posted on our website. This website is intended to provide instructional resources and extension activities that will help students remain engaged while school is closed. These are optional resources and activities and are not intended to be core instruction. No core instruction assignments, projects, or activities will be assigned nor graded and assessed through April 6.

    Please see our schedule for classes below. We will begin classes on April 6. Students will meet for two classes a day and teachers will have office hours everyday at 1 pm.  

    We will be monitoring attendance for online classes.  Students who do not attend will be contacted by our counselors to determine how we can help.

    The county has continued to add to food distribution sites. Please see our website for the most current list.

    Students may turn in missing work from the third quarter until Friday.  We will finalize third quarter grades next Tuesday. They will be available for review in Powerschool.  If you would like a report card mailed, please let me know.

     

    We have gathered information about students who need technology devices.  We have given that information to tech services in Wake County. A plan for distribution has not been published. We will contact you when we have that information.

    We miss you and can’t wait to see you when we return to school. As always feel free to contact me via email text, or phone call (919-247-4353). I am happy to answer questions and provide support.

    North Wake High School Schedule for Remote Learning

    Spring 2020 - Starting April 6th 

     

    Block Schedule

    Time

    MONDAY

    TUESDAY

    WEDNESDAY

    THURSDAY

    FRIDAY

    8:00 - 8:30am

    Student Work Time

    8:30 - 9:30am

    1st Period 

    Class

    3rd Period 

    Class

    1st Period 

    Class

    3rd Period 

    Class

    Instructional Support:

    Teachers work with students in strategic groups based on need.

    10:00 - 11:00am

    2nd Period

    Class

    4th Period

    Class

    2nd Period

    Class

    4th Period

    Class

    11:00am  - 1:00pm

    Lunch

    (as aligned with the WCPSS